Artist info


Hip Hop

band members

Toby Finlayson Joel Westlake Young people from Alparrurulam NT


The Yawada Crew are a group of 'Alywarre' (pronounced Yawada) young people from one of the most remote Indigenous communities in Australia (possibly the world) - Alparrurulam NT. (700kms from Alice Springs, 300km from Mt Isa). This songs are the outcome of a mentoring program with Desert Pea Media, a community & cultural development organisation working in remote and regional indigenous communities since 2003. Desert Pea Media delivers innovative 'hip hop literacy programs', where songs are written with young people, with the objective of empowering, educating and advocating awareness of local social and cultural issues. All proceeds generated from these songs go to developing further opportunities for marginalised young people to be heard and to create...