Turtle (Waru) (Corroboree)

Listen to Turtle from Corroboree: Kasa Kab

  • Torres Strait Islands
  • Music, Songs & Language, Highlights

This track features the First Nations' language, Kala Lagaw Ya

Traditional TSI play dance that celebrates the turtle.

Kasa Kab Song (Play Dance)

Lyrics by Peggy Misi

Kayn igil kayn kazil - New life, newborn

Kakur poelamiz migi waru kaziiil - Eggs hatching baby turtles

Zilami malupa sagulp a a e ee - Running down to the sea to play

Waru wayi waru wayi e - Turtle swim, turtle swim

Ina malu nginu lag - The sea is your home

Waru thuru waru thuru - Turtle tracks, turtle tracks

Thawalaw buthunu thawalaw buthunu - Down on the beach, down on the beach

Waru thuru waru thuru - Turtle tracks, turtle tracks

Thawalaw buthunu thawalaw buthunu - Down on the beach, down on the beach

Gabu malupa bawayan thayamin -Towards the deep sea, they are being pushed by the waves

Thanamun sagul koeyza - They are very playful

Ayawal mulupa sagulpa - Come down to the sea to play

Kayn lag thanamun malu e - Their new home, the sea

Waru wayi waru wayi e - Turtle swim, turtle swim

Ina malu nginu lag - The sea is your home

Waru wayi waru wayi e - Turtle swim, turtle swim

Ina malu nginu lag - The sea is your home