Pleased to announce the release of ‘We Belong’ by The Gowrie Boys. This is yet another outcome of an ongoing Desert Pea Media mentoring program with senior students from St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie QLD
First contact was established earlier in the year, as part of the Song Nation initiative in partnership with Vibe Australia and The Smugglers of Light Foundation. The Gowrie Boys produced their first track ‘The Brotherhood’, which won The Australian Indigenous Hip Hop (BUMP) Awards in the Urban Youth category.
Two weeks ago, DPM Director Toby Finlayson and new blood film maker Mitch O’Hearn spent 3 days at the school creating a new song which focuses on the challenges and threats associated with being a young indigenous man finishing at boarding school and paving a new path in the world.
The outcome is a really provocative, bold film clip directed by Mitch O’Hearn which pushes the work into a new category.
The clip has had over 800 views in one night – 600 of which come from overseas.
Please watch it, share it, spread the word…
The song has also been entered in the Triple J Unearthed Competition. Please follow this link to rate and comment on the song.
Let’s make sure these strong young men are heard. How often does the media show strong, capable, deadly, talented indigenous young men? Attack formation!!!! Let it be known!
Images to come….