Late last week saw the official release of ‘Song Nation Volume 1’ – the much anticipated debut album from Desert Pea Media, a non-profit organisation working in remote Indigenous communities around Australia for over a decade. Featuring 11 songs & 11 music videos from 10 communities all over the country, Song Nation Volume 1 is a long way from your average community media project.
“It’s a really exciting time for us here at Desert Pea Media – this album has been a long time in development! The communities and young people are so excited to see and hear their stories told to audiences around the nation, and the support from the media and wider community has been overwhelming.
It’s also a real honour to be able to contribute to the celebrations around National NAIDOC Week, and be able to showcase the talents and important stories of our Indigenous young people Australia wide.
We as a nation still have a long way to go in recognising and respecting the strong and unique Indigenous cultural identities that exists all over this country, and the irrepressible spirituality that flows in the stories and songs of country here in Australia.
NAIDOC Week is one of the rare moments in the calendar that makes us at Desert Pea Media feel very very proud to be Australian. We hope you enjoy ‘Song Nation Volume 1’ as much as we enjoyed working on it”. – Desert Pea Media Team