Want to know more about the Gold Coast story? Get an introduction to Yugambeh language and its connection to place with traditional owner Candace Kruger.
Get an introduction to Yugambeh language with yarrabilginngunn (song woman) Candace Kruger.
Candace is a Yugambeh yarabilgingan (song woman) and proud Kombumerri (Gold Coast) and Ngugi (Moreton Island) Aboriginal woman.
Candace is the founder and director of the Yugambeh Youth Choir and author of Yugambeh Talga: Music Traditions of the Yugambeh People (2005), Master’s Research Thesis In the Bora Ring: Yugambeh Language and Song Project (2017) and A festival of song: Developing social capital and safeguarding Australian Aboriginal culture through authentic performance in Routledge Handbook of Festivals (2018).
Candace’s doctoral study, is an investigation in the fields of Indigenous musicology, Indigenous studies and Anthropology. Her research captures the songwoman’s work, contributes to the development of Indigenous methodologies, and demonstrates one way in which an Aboriginal community are reconstructing Aboriginal knowledge for sustainability and legacy outcomes.
Candace has taught classroom music in both Primary and Secondary schools for over 25 years, including Director of Music at Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW), Prince Alfred College (SA) and A. B. Paterson College (QLD). During her workshops Candace will present practical ways in which teachers can embed Aboriginal perspectives into their classroom activities.
Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220