Vocal Chords: Yualarai Woman Nardi Simpson sings and plays the clapsticks

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Nardi Simpson, member of Australian band 'Stiff Gins' is a Yualarai woman, an indigenous group from the north west of New South Wales in Australia. Vocal Chords recordist Catherine O'Mahony met musician and storyteller Nardi in Sydney where she talks about the flat plains, river and fresh water people of her aboriginal culture and the music that is important to them. In this clip hear Nardi sing a song in her language, with an aboriginal percussion instrument called the clapsticks, about the sacred Opal stone.

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Recordist: Catherine O'Mahony

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Photo Credit: Catherine O'Mahony

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