The children in Yr. 2/3 Class Ramingining School and singer songwriter Shellie Morris have collaborated on a song called Watu Manikay. Watu Manikay means Dog Song in Yolgnu Matha, the language group of the East Arnhem region.
You can hear it here - Watu Manikay
The class worked with Shellie to write this song about looking after your dog. It was a huge success with the children thoroughly enjoying writing and recording the song for their very own CD.
You can sing along in Yolngu Matha.
Ngatha dharrwa watu (Watu has lots of food)
Ga latju (Is good)
Djamarrkuli playing Frisbee with watu (Children playing Frisbee with dog)
Feeling happy maranhu manymak (No longer hungry, feel good)
Thank you to East Arnhem Regional Council and Ramingining School for supporting and enthusiastically participating in our the program.