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Location: Capel Penrallt, Holyhead Rd, Bangor LL57 2EU
Contact: 07881 463585
Group type: Performing occasionally
Dates: Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm
A fun, friendly, mixed choir singing songs from all over the world, all taught by ear. Exciting and exhilarating global and glorious songs in close harmonies. No previous experience needed. Come and have fun with your voice singing delicious songs with power, passion and beauty!
"Guya" was written by Christina Mimmocchi in a country town called Canowindra in Australia. The town is famous for its fossil museum, where you can see the some of the oldest fossils of fish dating back 360 million years ago.
Australia had more than 700 Indigenous languages and dialects prior to British colonisation in 1788. Only about 20 of these languages are still spoken and very few non-indigenous people know even a few words of the local language.
The local Wiradjuri word for “fish” is “guya”. This song pays homage to the fish fossils - “the present and the past are one” - and it is also a way of keeping alive the knowledge and struggle of Indigenous people in Australia, which to this day is neither fully acknowledged nor reconciled.