Those of us involved in Ngarukuruwala see this as a positive cultural and artistic phenomenon which makes Tiwi song an important part of twenty-first century music. Rather than it being seen as a type of exotic or ethno-defined music which remains a marginalized art form, we reckon Tiwi music is vital and relevant. It is, after all, Australian contemporary music. The delight of this collaboration is the combination of cultures and the freshness of the women’s singing. It makes for a unique experience, one that balances the strength of indigenous song and culture with modern jazz in an ensemble that is diverse in age,culture,background and experience.