Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

Spinning Tracks by Solid Ground

Check out some of the hottest music to come out of the Solid Ground program!

Kicking off with a brand-new track by Alexandria Park Community School and Fringe Dwellers, Students from the Solid Ground program sing, rap and speak their truth through music and film.

Featuring local Elder Uncle Wes Marne and artists Evie J Willie, Nooky, Fringe Dwellers, Marcus Corowa and Emma Donovan.

Solid Ground is an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts and provides education, training and employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in Redfern and western Sydney.

 

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People of the Past Uncle Wes Marne and Chifley College Dunheved

People of the Past Uncle Wes Marne and Chifley College Dunheved

A song evoking survival and demanding respect, People of the Past is a reflection of irreversible change, identifying the monumental impact of colonisation on First Nations Culture.

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Blak and Deadly Alexandria Park Community School and Fringe Dwellers

Blak and Deadly Alexandria Park Community School and Fringe Dwellers

Fringe Dwellers and students from Alexandria Park Community School collaborate to create a hard hitting hip-hop track.

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Bapa Evans High and Evie J Willie

Bapa Evans High and Evie J Willie

Check out this beautiful, soulful track by Evie J Willie and Evans High students in the Artists in Residence program.

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The Next Generation Alexandria Park Community School and Marcus Corowa

The Next Generation Alexandria Park Community School and Marcus Corowa

A reminder that the past cannot be changed or ignored, The Next Generation is a call to action for Blak voices to be heard and amplify hope for the future with the new generation.

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Same Same Chifley College Bidwill and Nooky

Same Same Chifley College Bidwill and Nooky

Produced by Nooky, Same Same by Chifley College Bidwill speaks the truth of western Sydney, flowing with words that speak resistance to the opposition.

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Strong Feelings Emma Donovan

Strong Feelings Emma Donovan

Evans High School students and musician Emma Donovan produced this heartfelt track Strong Feelings. This dance weaves a connection between land, emotion and language. Choreographed by Neville Boney.

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