Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

B-Town Warriors


band members

Young people in Walgett, NSW - Co-Directors/ Co-Writers Toby Finlayson - Producer/ Director/ Writer/ DOP/ Editor Fred Leone - Co-Writer/ Mentor/ Facilitator Michael Graham - Co-Writer/ Mentor/ Facilitator Carlo Santone - Music Producer/ Music Director Roy Weiland - Colour Grading/Motion Graphics Ptero_Stylus @ Hope Street Studios/ Audio Engineering


Website

www.desertpeamedia.com

Bio

'Dhinawan' is the Kamileroi word for 'emu', and the song title refers to an ancient Kamileroi constellation etched into the negative space of the Milky Way. A powerful and sacred Indigenous songline, the Dhinawan story shifts and changes as it travels from nation to nation, and is the foundation of this song. Dhinawan Touch the Stars is a result of a community project collaboration led by non-profit group Desert Pea Media and a group of young Indigenous people enrolled at Walgett Community College in NSW. The song was written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in June 2016 in the remote community of Walgett ,Northwest NSW. Produced and musically directed by Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown, Nattali Rize) 'Dhinawan Touch the Stars' was co-written and co-directed with the young students and the Desert Pea Media crew.
Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encourages 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.
This information was then disseminated into a narrative structure by local young people and Desert Pea Media staff - Toby Finlayson, Michael Graham (aka MC Boomalli) and acclaimed Indigenous hip hop artist Fred Leone aka Rival MC.

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

06 Dec 2016

Triple J
40

ooooft this is a solid jam with a solid message. nicely done!

ooooft this is a solid jam with a solid message. nicely done!

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

02 Dec 2016

Triple J
45

I can't wipe this huge grin off my face. This is genuine and infectious.

I can't wipe this huge grin off my face. This is genuine and infectious.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

02 Dec 2016

Triple J
45

This song has so much heart that it shines brighter than any star in the sky.

This song has so much heart that it shines brighter than any star in the sky.