Written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in March 2016 in the remote community of Walgett in Northwest NSW, 'Courage and Excellence' is an outcome of a Desert Pea Media community project with a group of young Indigenous people enrolled at Walgett Community College.
The project came about through a partnership between Desert Pea Media, The Smugglers of Light Foundation and APRA AMCOS.
Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encouraged participants to analyze 'the real', 'the ideal' and 'the bridge'. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for individuals, for each other and for our communities.
With the musical direction of Joel 'Roc West' Westlake, mentoring from previous DPM participant - Kamileroi hip-hop artist Michael Graham (aka MC Boomalli) and project direction from DPM founder - Toby Finlayson, we then turned the narrative into this awesome song, which we filmed immediately on location around Walgett.
Special thanks to DPM mentor and community elder - Ros McGregor for her unwavering support and friendship over 10 years.
About this track...
|Number Of People In Act||Ensemble|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Walgett|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Courage and Excellence|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Desert Pea Media|
|Publisher||Desert Pea Media|
|Media Servicing Date||2017-01-26|
|Main Genre||Hip Hop|
|Genre 2||Australian Indigenous|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.desertpeamedia.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.facebook.com/desertpeamedia|
|Content Provider||Amrap Unsigned|