A free public performance on Monday night will see the debut of a new original song created by a local Aboriginal heritage group. Nala Boodja Eco Clan Aboriginal Corporation board member Dianna Gee told the Times the “amazing healing song” Djanga Koornt — meaning “Spirit of the Heart” — would premiere at the Margaret River Heart on July 3 prior to a screening of the movie Sweet As. The performance would be delivered by Pibelmen and Wadandi singers and backed by the region’s Sacred World Choir. A video clip would also accompany the song, playing on the big screen at the Heart, which was also recently dual-named Nala Bardip Mia, meaning Our Story House in the Wadandi tongue. Ms Gee said Monday’s performance was the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes work since the Nannup Music Festival to bring creatives across the South West together. “The workshops started at the Nannup family fun day Wadandi workshop with Scott Griffiths/Optamus from Downsyde and Flewnt in January, with the children who wrote profound lyrics,” she said. “Next, a songwriting workshop at the Nannup Music Festival was followed by lots of time at a recording studio bringing Wadandi women Mitchella and Majinda Hutchins, Vivian Brockman-Webb, elder and matriarch of the area, and children from Margaret River and Nannup along with Uncle Richard Nelson, a proud Yamatji elder guitarist leading the instrumental section’s first two minutes of the song. “Mitchella delivers a powerful profound message of healing to share, with a language song chant,” Ms Gee said. “This is followed by Majinda, her daughter, leading the rap section of the song.” Ms Gee spoke highly of the collaboration with choristers and school children lending their voices. The message of the song was similar to that communicated in other recent projects involving the Hutchinses and Ms Brockman-Webb, also known as Dwardinan, focusing on people of all backgrounds “walking together” on country. Monday’s performance was funded by Regional Arts WA plus grants from the Shires of Nannup and Augusta-Margaret River as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.