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Boomalli - Where I'm From     Hip Hop, Roots, First Nations, First Nations 20/11/2019
Boomalli is the Kamileroi word for ‘strike with power’, and after a 5 year hiatus he's back on the mic with the first release from his debut album ‘The Promise’.
‘Where I’m From’ is an old school, dreamy, boom bap ballad for the people of the Barwon River.

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KDA Crew - Djabuganydji Bama     Hip Hop, Reggae / Dub, Roots, First Nations 07/11/2019
From the Djabuganydji rainforest people of Kuranda, QLD comes a group of razor-sharp young rappers with a big story about country, community and connection.
'Djabuganydji Bama' is a bouncy, big energy trap/reggae number with a massive bass switch to flip the vibe.. Tech vocal flow and a funky, reggae flavored hook sung in Djabuganydji language.

This is a big story about connection to country, culture and community. Young people thinking critically and yarning up about their world, their story and their future.

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Bowen Connection - Deep Sea Dreaming     Hip Hop, First Nations, Electronic / Beats / Industrial, Reggae / Dub 04/11/2019
Straight outta the community of Bowen QLD, Juru country. A multicultural super group from the Juru Nation, South Sea Islands, Torres Strait Islands and Original Nations from around Queensland.
A trap/ hip hop extravaganza for the Original Nations of Queensland's East Coast. This track is a huge, hard-hitting anthem of survival, truth and a celebration of culture and connection to country.

This production articulates an important conversation about history, trauma and grief. Understanding our past helps us to understand our present, and to build a respectful, positive future.

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Iron Range Danger Gang - Puuya Kuntha     First Nations, Hip Hop, Reggae / Dub, World 31/10/2019
Representing the Kuku Ya’u people, from the East Coast of Cape York in Far North Queensland. Iron Range Danger Gang have arrived with a story about culture, country and connection.
'Puuya Kuntha’ is a traditional/contemporary fusion of Original Nations storytelling, sitting on a big dub/reggae riddim. Incorporating traditional stories and songline, with modern hip hop flows and concepts to articulate an important conversation about culture, country and connection. This production was guided by senior elder and songman from Lockhart River - Father Brian Claudie.

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Bwgcolman Mob - Time Will Tell     Hip Hop, First Nations, Roots 27/10/2019
Representing the many tribes of Palm Island, QLD - a collective of hard-hitting storytellers and artists, singing up the real truth of their community, and holding positivity for the future.
'Time Will Tell' is an old school, funky, boom/bap history lesson, contextualizing the difficult story of a community once known as 'Punishment Island', a penal colony for people on Aboriginal Reserves around Queensland.

It's important to understand how grief and trauma affects us and our community, so we may be conscious and informed to create positive change in the future.

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Ilan Stylez - Time Wait For No-One     First Nations, Hip Hop, Reggae / Dub, Electronic / Beats / Industrial 24/10/2019
From the heart of the Torres Strait Islands, representing the Zenadth Zes – introducing Ilan Stylez, a collective of smooth, talented, connected young people singing up their beautiful island country.
'Time Wait For No-One' is a bouncy, tropical, reggae/dub infused ballad for the people of the Torres Straits. Written on-location in Thursday Island and inspired by a quote from Aunty Ellen Ronson, referring to the importance of maintaining and passing down language and culture in an ever-changing contemporary society.

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Ntaria Connect - Pmara Nurnaka     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Soul, Funk 25/07/2019
Ntaria Connect are a group of young Western Aranda artists from the community of Ntaria (Hermannsberg) in Central Desert NT. A collaboration between community and charity organisation Desert Pea Media.
'Pmara Nurnaka' (meaning 'good country' in Western Aranda Language) is a story about country, culture, language and community pride. A soulful, funk/hip hop track from Australia's heartland. This production is an important, contemporary expression of community and country. A celebration of connection, family community in Western Aranda Country.

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Wilcannia Barkindji Soldiers - Heartbeat     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Electronic 14/03/2019
Straight out of Wilcannia, NSW - the cultural heart of Western NSW. Created by elders and young people, this production aims to create a conversation about country, culture and community.
'Heartbeat' is an anthem for country - from the people of the river, the Barkindji Nation (Baaka means 'river' in Barkindji). This epic, haunting production fuses trap/ hip hop/ synth music to communicate a powerful call to action to protect country.

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380 Crew - River To The Sea     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop 07/02/2019
380 Crew is a group of incredible young people of the Yaegl nation from Yamba & Maclean in the Clarence Valley, North Coast NSW. Repping their country, culture and community.
‘River To The Sea' is a soulful, melodic trap anthem for the people of the Clarence Valley - Yaegl Nation represent. This song is about respecting history, culture and tradition. It's about recognizing the impacts of history, and the generational trauma that affects First Nations people around Australia, and working together to heal and build a respectful and inclusive future.

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Outlawz - Pridelands     Blues/Roots, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop, Hip Hop 24/01/2019
A collaboration with the Murrawarri and Budjidi communities of Enngonia in Western NSW. Bringing together Elders, community members and young people to create a conversation about culture, country and sustainability.
Pridelands is a blues-inspired, funky, dusty number written to celebrate country, community, resilence, family and the irrepressible sense of humor that lives in the community of Enngonia. This song is about pride, culture, history and strength - co written and collaboratively created to articulate an important, inter-generational conversation about social change.

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Coomie Crew - Where The Eagle Roams     Indigenous, RnB, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 18/12/2018
A group of young Barkindji artists from Coomealla/Dareton in Western NSW. Evolved from a storytelling project, coordinated with Elders and young people, and facilitated by Desert Pea Media.
‘Where The Eagle Roams’ is a West Coast R&B club banger with soul undertones, and an excellent attitude. Inspired by a community, of wonderful, sharing, caring connected people – this track takes a progressive and positive angle on some serious and debilitating social and cultural issues such as grief, trauma and suicide.

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BoggaMish - Where Ya From?     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Jazz, Australian Indigenous 10/11/2018
BoggaMish is a collective of young people, elders and community members from the Kamileroi Nation of Northwest NSW., Diminutive, but razor-sharp political hip hop that frames a big, important conversation.
'Where Ya From' is a tuff, driving, political hip-hop ballad that draws influences from 90’S acid jazz/ west coast hip hop. This track is about strong cultural identity and pride in the face of a brutal and oppressive social and political history, racism and trauma. An important articulation of a very relevant conversation about rights for Original Nations people, Australia-wide.

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Deni Mob - State Of The Heart     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Dub, Reggae 03/09/2018
From the Berapa and Wemba Wemba community of Deniliquin in Western NSW. This production brings together Elders, community and young people to create a conversation about culture, country and sustainability.
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.

380 Crew - Yaegl Biirrinba     Indigenous, Electronic, Hip Hop, Rap 02/08/2018
The 380 Crew is a group of Yaegl Nation community members. 'The 380 Crew' refers to the bus running from Maclean to Yamba, which is a modern link between communities.
‘Culture trap’ in it’s finest form. A celebration of culture, community and country. In a context where mental health and suicide rates are at a crisis point for Indigenous young people around the nation, this song is a reminder of the strength, resilience and cultural identity of the Yaegl people.

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The Mob - Speak With Me     Indigenous, Reggae, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 01/06/2018
The Mob is group of young, Indigenous, razor-sharp rappers and angelic vocalists from the remote community of Walgett in Western NSW. Evolving from an ongoing Desert Pea Media mentoring program.
'Speak With Me' is an invitation from the Kamileroi people to local services. In a context where mental health is at crisis point, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever, 'The Mob' want us to connect around the fire, by the river, where we belong.

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The Condo Crew - How Ya Feelin'     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop, Rap 25/05/2018
Created via a 5 day Desert Pea Media storytelling workshop. Starring an incredibly talented group of young Indigenous people from Condobolin, NSW - with DPM staff and local community members.
'How Ya Feelin' is a conversation driven by young people to yarn up about wellness, to be positive, inclusive and supportive of each other and our community. Pride, culture, family and connection are vital in this story, and critical thinking about how we can affect positive change.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Community Clip of the Year

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Cowra Crew - What We Can Do     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Reggae, Hip Hop 23/05/2018
Cowra Crew is a group of young people and community members from Cowra NSW, who came together to create a conversation about mental health and well-being through songwriting and film.
A nod to the leaders of the resistance - the freedom fighters of Erambie Mission who fought for Indigenous rights for decades. This story talks about the importance of knowing and understanding your cultural heritage, of celebrating diversity, and of working together to create an inclusive and positive popular culture.

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