Sounds of Australia is an ongoing project which seeks to explore music & spirit of music from Australia.  Sounds of Australia is an independent group and is Alberta based.  Sounds of Australia originally catered to bush ballads  & the western spirit with the flavour a the outback.  Over the years, this project has expanded to incorporate world music into the spirit of all Australia.

JEANETTE WORMALD

Jeanette Wormald

Jeanette Wormald

Jeanette Wormald

Jeanette is on her way to work on music projects in the APY lands and Western Desert communities of Yalata and Oak Valley for the next month. It will be her first visit to the APY Lands. She has been contracted by the Department of Education and Children’s Services to teach music and literacy to children in the pre-school and lower primary years. After that, she’ll head west to spend a week at the Yalata Anangu school before heading inland to Oak Valley for her first visit back to that community for a year. While there, she will deliver a keyboard donated to the Desert Oaks/Maralinga Desert band by sports personality, Pat Mickan.

Jeanette is looking forward to the healing and perspective offered by the desert wilderness. The drive to Oak Valley and the wide horizons have always given her a sense of peace and restoration that shows through in her music. Jeanette will have her laptop and will be uploading photos regularly to her facebook pages whenever she can get internet coverage.