Gina Williams

Gina Williams (AM) is a Balladong (Noongar) woman with links through her grandmother’s line to the Gitja people of the East Kimberley. She writes songs almost exclusively in Noongar language. With less than 400 speakers of this language left in Western Australia, Gina brings (with guitarist and collaborator Guy Ghouse) a modern take on ancient traditions, matching powerful storytelling, guitar brilliance and that incredible, incandescent voice. Gina is a five-times winner of the WA Music Industry Indigenous Act of the Year (with Guy Ghouse); winner, Aboriginal Category, 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards; and Inductee, 2018 West Australian Women’s Hall of Fame. She is the author of Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka (Forever, we sing), published by Magabala Books.

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