Jobs Events Advertise

Indigenous youth compose original tracks under the watchful eye of hip hop artist Dizzy Doolan

Joseph Guenzler -

In a transformative week-long workshop hosted at the Hume Conservatorium, a group of children with no prior musical experience, emerged as 'overnight stars'.

Under the mentorship of Grow the Music founder and director, Liz Rutten, along with the guidance of Takalak/Agwamin and Gureng Gureng/Wakka Wakka Hip Hop artist, Dizzy Doolan, eight Aboriginal youths aged 12 to 16 split into two groups to craft and record two original songs.

The workshop, an integral component of Grow the Music, a program dedicated to Aboriginal youth aged 12 to eighteen, aims to empower and nurture creative expression within the demographic.

Dizzy Doolan (right) alongside Grow the Music founder Lizzy Rutten.(Image: GrowTheMusic/Instagram)

The songs may soon find their way onto music channels, marking a significant achievement for these young artists and the broader initiative uplifting Indigenous talent.

"The young people in Goulburn community are very talented," Dizzy Doolan said.

"Teaching the young people is something I am very passionate about.

"These kids are super talented and keen to learn."

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Dizzy Doolan (@dizzydoolan)

The Hume Conservatorium outreach and communications manager, Giselle Newbury, said the initiative was aimed at opening doors to those who hadn't previously experienced the facility.

"We are wrapt with its success," Ms Newbury said.

"To have two original pieces of music produced in a week by kids, most of whom had never picked up an instrument before, is phenomenal. These kids are going home successful."

   Related   

Rolfe recorded 46 use-of-force incidents during stint
A Northern Territory police officer who shot dead an Indigenous teenager recorded 46 use-of-force incidents between 2016 and 201...
Neve Brissenden 23 Feb 2024
Man involved in Old Parliament House fire avoids prison
A man involved in a blaze at Old Parliament House that caused millions of dollars in damage has been sentenced to an 18-month su...
Ipswich State High rugby league girls excel in empowering event with Iron Traks
On Thursday, Year 11 and 12 Rugby League girls from Ipswich State High participated in a collaborative event by Iron Traks, Wome...
Joseph Guenzler 23 Feb 2024
Directions hearings continue ahead of inquest into 2021 death in custody of young mum
The latest directions hearings concerning a 30-year-old Yamatji, Noongar, Wongi and Pitjantjatjara woman who died in custody at...
Jarred Cross 23 Feb 2024

   Joseph Guenzler   

Ipswich State High rugby league girls excel in empowering event with Iron Traks
On Thursday, Year 11 and 12 Rugby League girls from Ipswich State High participated in a collaborative event by Iron Traks, Wome...
Joseph Guenzler 23 Feb 2024
Nominations open for the 2024 Queensland Reconciliation Awards
Businesses, community groups, schools, sporting clubs, and cultural organisations are invited to submit nominations for the 2024...
Joseph Guenzler 23 Feb 2024
Cape York Peninsula's Land & Water Plan seeking insights on top priorities and threats
Cape York Natural Resource Management is initiating a new Land and Water Plan to oversee natural resource management on Cape Yor...
Joseph Guenzler 21 Feb 2024
"I don't trust the Queensland Police": Mr George's family seeks closure amid ongoing inquest
In the aftermath of Mr George's tragic death in a Kowanyama police cell, recent conversations with a family member highlights th...
Joseph Guenzler 20 Feb 2024