Tiddas, 1992

Black and white image of three woman - Tiddas
Title:
Tiddas, 1992
Year:
1992
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library Sales
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Tiddas, featuring Lou Bennett, Amy Saunders and Sally Dastey, was one of the very first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s musical groups. They began performing together as backing singers for Aboriginal band Djaambi in 1990 and formed as a trio to perform at Melbourne women’s festival Hot Jam Cooking where Ruby Hunter dubbed the ‘Tiddas’, an Aboriginal word for sisters. Their ARIA award-winning second album, Sing About Life, includes the popular song Inanay which is sung in Yorta Yorta language.