Burdiya Mob is a group of students from Narrogin Senior High School.
CAN has been working with these students, delivering a multi-facetted community arts program in Narrogin to help encourage more students to engage with and attend school.
The students have been working with an array of talented artists who have helped them write, record and perform an original hip hop track which features Noongar language.
The song, Djarliny (listen) was entered in Triple J’s unearthed competition and had its national debut on the J’s breakfast program, where it received rave reviews.
Led by project manager and film maker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, the students took part in a series of video shoots on locations in and around Narrogin. The video aimed to capture contemporary and cultural Noongar life.
Local Elders were a crucial part of the production, using it as an opportunity to teach cultural skills to the teenagers, such as tanning roo skins, making fire and creating tools from bush materials.
Editing of the music clip and a behind the scenes documentary is now underway and CAN hopes to launch the video and CD in late September.