Stories & Media

Lullaby Project Australia Media Coverage:

International Articles/Clips:

“After five years of research and planning, I am so thrilled to be bringing The Lullaby Project to Australia. It is truly exciting to know that parents here in Adelaide will be able to experience the joy and emotion of being able to write a personal song for their own young child. I believe that music belongs in and for the community, not as an exclusive or elitist activity for the lucky few – we all have music ability and creativity that needs to be nurtured. The power of this beautiful project is being celebrated all around the world, and it is an honour for us to become the first ever International Partner of Carnegie Hall to establish Lullaby Project in the Southern Hemisphere” 
Emily Gann (Project Leader & Artistic Producer) 

“I am so excited to be working on the Lullaby project. Song writing is a beautiful way to express feelings and to connect with others – I can’t wait to hear everyone’s voice emerge in the new music of this project.”
Elizabeth McCall (Lead Artist) 

“What a priceless memory to share with your child and one day they can continue the tradition and create their own lullaby to sing to their children”
Jess (Taikurrendi Children’s Centre parent) 

“I think that it’s so precious and could be passed down from generation to generation”
Tahnee (Taikurrendi Children’s Centre parent) 

“I remember my grandmother singing a lullaby to me and I will never forget it, the tune and words have remained with me forever”
Peter (Taikurrendi Children’s Centre parent) 

“As their parent, your voice is their first and foremost source of music the helps them learn how to first hear and then produce speech. For that very reason, your voice will always be good enough for your child, because to them you are their favourite singer, their personal rockstar. Your voice is their window to the world”
Dr Anita Collins (author, The Lullaby Effect) 

“There are different layers to the Lullaby Project, but at its heart, it’s really about the process of writing a personal song and having that process bring parents and their young children together through music making… We want parents to feel ownership of their songs, and to feel comfortable singing it with their children” 
Tiffany Ortiz (Carnegie Hall). 

“As a result of taking part in the lullaby workshops, mothers and fathers experienced a growing sense of their own creativity and well-being. Despite parenting in very difficult circumstances, by the conclusion of the lullaby workshops, participating parents saw themselves, their children, and their shared future with increased hope and sense of possibility.”
Dennie Palmer Wolf (Wolf-Brown)

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Emily Gann, Project Leader 

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

A Kaurna translation

Ngadlu tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka. Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampinthi. Yalaka Kaurna Miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.