We love this behind the scenes documentary and music video clip, produced by the Community Arts Network (CAN) with a group of young Aboriginal people in Narrogin called Burdiya Mob. 

Their song, Djarliny, means ‘listen’ in the Noongar language.

Click on the image below to play the behind the scenes video.

 

 

Djarliny was written and recorded during CAN workshops and the video clip was filmed in and around Narrogin, including at culturally significant sites.

The music video clip is a celebration of contemporary and traditional Noongar culture and promotes language revival, cultural pride and creative skills development.

Click on the image below to play the music video.

 

Project participant Lionel Whitby said “the song is about listening to Elders when they show us our land and our culture.” The song had its national debut on Triple J and received rave reviews from the station’s hosts.

Through this project, CAN gave the young people access to an incredible line-up of professional artists including singer-songwriter Gina Williams, actor Ian Wilkes, hip hop artist Scott Griffiths and music photographer Matsu.

Elders and parents in Narrogin were an integral part of the project, teaching the young people cultural practises such as tool making, kangaroo skin tanning, fire making, eco-dyeing, language and dance.

All of the skills the students learnt came together in a music video clip that was produced to showcase their song Djarliny.

You can visit CAN and see more of the fabulous work they do at: www.canwa.com.au.