Gina Williams is an exceptional performer who connects and captures audiences through storytelling brilliance and incandescent vocals. Gina sings in the rare Noongar language and brings a modern take on ancient Aboriginal traditions, merging evocative sounds with that incredible, incandescent voice. The natural rhythms of the language are perfectly captured, and there's a gentle onstage charisma that comes from a gentle heart.
Gina is a Balladong daughter, one of the 14 clan groups which make up the Noongar nation, covering the south west corner of Western Australia. She also has links to the Kija people of the east Kimberley region of WA. Her music is informed by an ancient culture and is drawn from a deep well of recent West Australian and an even deeper personal history. By official records, Noongar language is critically endangered, there are less than 400 recognised fluent speakers left. Gina's mother and grandmother, both part of the stolen generations, were never allowed to speak their language. Gina wasn't stolen but was relinquished as a baby for adoption. Telling her story and singing these beautifully crafted songs in language is deeply personal.
Performing with the all-important blessings of her elders and her community, this Balladong songbird will leave you breathless.