Yolŋu songman Daniel Wilfred performs all over the world with his voice and biḻma (clapping sticks).

In 2019, he travelled with his uncle David Wilfred from South East Arnhem Land to Tasmania to share his manikay (ceremonial song) with students and to collaborate with the Australian Art Orchestra.

Featuring footage from his performance at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Djuwaḻpada is Daniel’s story – about the strength of culture and the power of collaboration.


Release dates
10 October 2020 - Brisbane International Film Festival
MA 15+ - Mature accompanied

The short is available on ICTV.

English, Djuwaḻpada, Roper Kriol, Wägilak, Ritharrŋu, French and Hebrew, with English subtitles

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2020, Djuwaḻpada, <>, retrieved 13 May 2021

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