The Burdiya Mob released an original music track asking everyone to Djarliny, which is Noongar for listen, and listen they did!
CAN and the community of Narrogin have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the music video clip which stars the young Aboriginal people of Narrogin.
The video was selected as one of Triple J’s videos of the month and it also premiered on the Tone Deaf music website. Director Poppy van Oorde Grainger and student Steph Yarran had a fun interview aired with Radio West Great Southern, while Poppy had another great on air chat with the ABC, RTR and several newspapers.
The Burdiya Mob evolved from a series of Community Arts Network (CAN) workshops at Narrogin Senior High School. Professional artists were involved in the song writing, composing and filming processes, including Gina Williams, Scott Griffiths aka Optamus, Ian Wilkes and rock photographer Matsu.
CAN has a strong history of delivering impactful youth programs in Narrogin. Past projects have resulted in a proven 10% improvement in school attendance figures.
A recent independent report into the social value of CAN’s work found that for every $1.00 spent, CAN generated $18.58 in social worth. Put simply CAN’s work has been worth millions.
The music video clip was officially launched at a huge community event in Narrogin last month.
The Burdiya Mob boys performed traditional dance with Ian Wilkes and one of the young people, Kelly Ugle gave a live rendition of the song. Elders in the audience were so proud, they called for the clip to be played over and over again!
If you’ve not already seen this incredible song, check out the video below.