Wirrangintungiyil | Eric Avery

Eric Avery

TEDxSydney 2019 · 24 May 2019

Eric Avery performs a piece called Wirrangintungiyil at TEDxSydney 2019, accompanied by his father Graham King. Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music.

In this performance at TEDxSydney 2019 he sings in his father’s Ngiyampaa language, explaining that he has been aiming to revitalise language and song in his music practise for the past five years. The piece is a healing Wiradjuri/Nyaampa lullaby.

As Eric says, “it was a song sung to heal and this song healed me as well”. The song is a piece that he learned from recordings of the King Family.

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