The 2012 Song Nation Project culminated last week with a hugely successful launch at the Vibe Festival in Townsville QLD last week. Young people from Ayr, Abergowrie, Cloncurry and Charters Towers travelled to Townsville to perform their ‘Song Nation’ productions, and to be a part of the world premiere of four music videos created by The Song Nation team over the last few months.
Toby Finlayson (Facilitator/ Artistic Director), Joel ‘Roc West’ Westlake (Composer/ Music Director) and Aunty Gail Mabo (Choreographer/ Mentor) travelled to Ayr State School (The Burdekin Crew) and to St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie (The Gowrie Boys) and also new recruits Cloncurry High School (The Curry All Sorts) and Richmond Hill Primary School (The Burrula Mob) to create four songs and music videos, in three days each!!!
With an awesome crew on the ground, and amazing support from The Smugglers Of Light Foundation who partnered with Desert Pea Media and produced the project. Huge thanks to Jan Westlake (Production Manager/ Tour Manager) and Nigel Westlake (Co-Composer/ Producer) for their support and enthusiasm, and making the journey possible…
The crown was just blown away by the performances at Vibe Townsville, the power and emotion on the new anthem ‘Take Me Home’ from The Gowrie Boys was a highlight. The boys developed an amazing live performance including elements of theatre and traditional dance. They also won the entire Festival. Congrats to them
Check their video here
ALSO the The Burdekin Crew’s second release ‘Eyes Wide Open’, which talks about taking your opportunities and being proud of who you are.
ALSO the ‘Burrula Mob’ from Richmond Hill Primary School in Charters Towers, QLD. Playtime’s Over…
ALSO the Curry All Sorts from Cloncurry QLD with ‘Kurithila Pride’.
DONT FORGET – Share the songs on social media, email them around.
Log on to Triple J Unearthed and rate/ comment on ALL the different songs from Song Nation, also other Desert Pea Media tracks… It only takes 5 min!!!
Let’s get these stories on the radio!!!!!!