Red Sand Culture (Volume 1) is a delightfully fresh reflection of Warlpiri music and youth culture.
Recorded in both Yuendumu and Willowra between 2007 and 2010, the 17 tracks on this compilation CD feature a range of contemporary hip-hop sounds and flavours, recorded in workshops facilitated by music mentors and producers.
With lyrics sung in both the English and Warlpiri languages, each track conveys a unique musical message, with themes ranging from the celebration of life in Yuendumu to the effects of the Northern Territory intervention.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Red Sand Culture is a Hip Hop Music and Dance mentoring project delivered by InCite Youth Arts Inc. in partnership with the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (Mt Theo Program). Established in 2007, the project aims at developing the performing arts capacity in the community, with guest music mentors travelling out to conduct workshops in the remote communities of Yuendumu, Lajamanu, Nyirrpi and Willowra. The mentoring element is an essential part of the program, and is a proven strategy for effectively producing behavioural change within those at risk.
For more information, head to www.redsandculture.com
released October 6, 2011