‘Koori Mob’ from Coomealla NSW release debut single

[by Toby Finlaysin]


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From the remote Indigenous communities of Coomealla/Dareton, where the ‘Barka’ (Darling River) meets the Murray River, another group of Original Nations young people are singing up important stories about culture, country and connection.


Courtesy of ground-breaking charity organisation, Desert Pea Media - a new song and music video production from Barkindji/Maraura Country - in partnership with Coomealla Aboriginal Health Service (CHAC) is set to hit the airwaves on July 7, 2021.


This production is a dreamy, atmospheric head-nodder with technical rhymes and an evocative hook that tells a tale of connection and reverence for the river – the source of life for Barkindji People for thousands of generations.


These projects are about creating community-led, inter-generational conversations around social change, with young people at the forefront. Facilitated by DPM artists, including acclaimed Bundjalung hip-hop artist - JK47. This production was created as an outcome from a DPM storytelling project held in Coomealla in April 2021.


Desert Pea Media has delivered over 180 unique ‘collaborative storytelling projects’ in over 70 remote communities around Australia for nearly two decades. We have 4.3 million views on our Youtube Channel and have won four Indigenous Music Awards.


“The empowerment these kids got from a one-week project is inspirational. These kids are now empowering other youth and are creating pathways for the next generation coming through, I couldn’t be any prouder of my community for coming together and making this project successful," said Jaharlyn Mitchell from Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation.


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