Zimbabwean Outback Melodies is a ladies’ choir group based in Alice Springs. This song is about water being life. It describes the water that we share, the well where they get their water in Africa, and the water that is here in Alice Springs/Mparntwe.  The song, Water is Life, is put together with an old celebration song called ‘Shosholoza’, originally sung by men from the Ndebele, signifying working together for a common cause. 

“Water is essential, it is a need. No one can do without water. It unifies people. People in our culture go to the well and that is where people meet and talk and share stories…It is a source of being in touch with each other and having that time, especially women…while doing something that is essential.” Flora Mpofu, Zimbabwean Outback Melodies. 

Incite Arts present ‘Unbroken Land’ which is about bringing people together through community arts practice to experience diverse stories of belonging, celebrations of culture and our place in the landscape.

The ‘Unbroken Land’ water themed video works showcase the talents of our Alice Springs community on more far reaching online platforms, and to far greater audiences than the original planned live event. Access and inclusion will remain at the very heart of the virtual Unbroken Land, with closed captioning and audio description access features.