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Deni Mob - State Of The Heart

Deni Mob - State Of The Heart
This project is part of an ongoing partnership with charity organisation Desert Pea Media (DPM) developed to create awareness and conversation around caring for country, and runs alongside community-focused waste management projects in Original Nations communities all over NSW.

‘State of the Heart' was created in July 2018, the result of a five-day Desert Pea Media storytelling workshop. Co-written by, and starring, an incredibly talented group of Indigenous young people enrolled at Deniliquin High School, community members and local Elders - with support from DPM staff and local services.

Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encourages participants to analyse 'the real', 'the ideal' and 'the bridge'. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for yourself, for each other and for our communities.

We are really proud of the young people involved in this production. The complex issues raised in this song around race and cultural identity are often difficult to talk about. The co-writers and performers showed great bravery and intelligence, and it was a very special thing to be a part of.

About this track...

A brave, uplifting future dub/reggae anthem. This rootsy, lilting track was written for anyone who struggles to fit in to ideas of ‘black and white’ in Indigenous Australia. Supported and informed by local elders and community members representing the Berapa and Wemba Wemba nations - this song articulates an important inter-generational conversation about belonging, country, identity and culture.

Number Of People In Act Ensemble
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Deniliquin
Taken From The Release Titled State Of The Heart
Copyright Holder's Name Desert Pea Media
Media Servicing Date 2018-09-03
Main Genre Indigenous
Genre 2 Australian Indigenous
Genre 3 Dub
Genre 4 Reggae
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site
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Content Provider Desert Pea Media