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  • Djolpa Mckenzie Victor Rostron Valentina Brave Carlo OneRebel Chryss Carr Declan Kelly Joseph Diddo Roc West

    Ladies and Gentlemen. We're taking it back to the Homeland next week. This, the fourth DPM release from Maningrida NT with The Lurra Collective is something very close to our hearts. We've been holding out for ages, but it's now time to let it free. Sacred stories, sacred songs, incredible artists. Written (mostly) by Victor…

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    March 23

  • Ladies and Gentlemen. We're taking it back to the Homeland next week. This, the fourth DPM release from Maningrida NT with The Lurra Collective is something very close to our hearts. We've been holding out for ages, but it's now time to let it free. Sacred stories, sacred songs, incredible artists. Written (mostly) by Victor Rostron and featuring a host of heavyweights including Joseph Diddo, Declan Kelly, Valentina Brave and Djolpa McKenzie. Produced by Joel 'Roc West' Westlake. We can hardly contain our excitement... The last release from Wilcannia had 22,000 views overnight. We can't wait to see what y'all think of THIS. Tuesday next week. Stay tuned.

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    March 23

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    March 22

  • Written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in September 2016 in the remote community of Wilcannia in Far Western NSW, 'Our Country, Our Way' is an outcome of a Desert Pea Media community project with a group of young Indigenous people enrolled at Wilcannia High School, and a group of community leaders from Wilcannia and Broken Hill. The project came about through an ongoing partnership between Desert Pea Media and Warra Warra Legal Service. Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encouraged 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. The lyrics were co-written by DPM staff, community members including Brendan Adams from Wilcannia River Radio, Paakantji cultural advisor Walpra Thompson, Broken Hill-based musician and Warra Warra staff member Bilyara Bates and respected elder and old friend of DPM - Uncle Terry Doolan. The song also features an intro from respected artist and cultural leader - Uncle Badger Bates, and a cameo from local elder Uncle Woddy Harris Musical production from acclaimed musician and and songwriter Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown, Nattali Rize) who has worked with us on a number of projects in Bourke, Walgett and now Wilcannia. The song is a celebration of culture, songline and connection to country. Wilcannia is indeed "the cultural heart of Western NSW", and it was an absolute honor to be invited on to Paakantji Country to work with the amazing community and vibrant young people of Wilcannia. Full respect and big ups to Shopfront Theatre, Morganics and Wire MC for your work with the community (and many others) over the years, and for your support. Special thanks to Eliza, Bilyara, Shannon, Lucy, Charlotte and Anne-Marie…

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    March 21

  • Coming soon from Desert Pea Media - new music video from Milikapiti on The Tiwi Islands. Mamanta Crew - 'Paakatringa Waya' Photo credit Spyglass Photography

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    March 13

  • Heads up! The launch of DPM's latest production from Wilcannia, NSW is now happening in March 21st. Save the date!

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    March 08

  • Albert Namatjira was one of Australia‚Äôs best-known Indigenous artists: but the copyright deal surrounding his work is considered a major historical wrong. Laura Murphy-Oates meets the people trying to change that.

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    March 02

  • Ladies and gents - it's going down in Wilcannia on the 7th March. DPM's latest production from Wilcannia NSW will be LIVE right here and on Youtube at around 5pm. If you're in Wilcannia - get down to the school at 3.30pm on March 7th for a feed and to see the PREMIERE of Wilcannia Mob: Intergeneration. In loving memory of Uncle Terry Doolan. Vale.

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    February 27

  • In 2017, Desert Pea Media is taking things to the next level. We're scaling the entire operation, and the vibration UP, with some of the most exciting and innovative projects EVER. We've engaged some of the most experienced and talented Indigenous artists in the country - we're training some incredible young leaders and we're working with some of the industry's leading musicians, producers and performers! AND we want to work with YOU. Is your community ready to host a DPM community media project in 2017, 2018 or even 2019? Inbox us TODAY to find out how you can co-create a conversation in your community around real social change.

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    February 16

  • Racists!

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    February 04