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ON THE BEAT: Desert Sevenz - Jedda, Cleveland, Preston and Richard.
Desert beats in the Barkly
01/07/1919 - 20/04/2014
If roses grow in Heaven
Please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mum’s arms
And tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy
I do it every day.
But there’s an ache within my heart
That will never go away.
In memory of our beautiful Grandmother
01/07/1919 - 20/04/2014
It’s always sad but comforting to silently recall your smile
and dear familiar face so loved by one and all.
For the world may keep turning and
changing from day to day
But precious memories of you will never fade away.
And here’s hoping that this message
which carries so much love
Will somehow find its way to you in Heaven up above.
It’s to let you know, dear Nanna that, although you are at
rest you’ll always be forever in our hearts.
Love from Grandchildren Trisha, William and Jolene
and Great Grandchildren Lachlan, Chealcee and Ella
Forever in our hearts. xxx ooo
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HIP-HOP culture is well and truly
alive in the Barkly and this week-
end residents and visitors are in
for a treat with a concert by Des-
ert Sevenz and the E-Town crew.
Ampilatwatja band Desert Sevenz,
which won a National Indigenous Music
Award (NIMA) in 2014, and the E-Town
crew from Elliott will perform at the
Civic Hall in Tennant Creek tomorrow
night as part of National Youth Week.
Barkly Regional Council (BRC) Presi-
dent Barb Shaw, who will be hosting
the event, said the concert was a perfect
opportunity to showcase the talent of
Barkly bands and celebrate National
“The aim of National Youth Week is to
provide young people with the opportu-
nity to express ideas, raise concerns and
act on issues that matter to them as these
talented musicians are doing,” she said.
“It is an honour to showcase the music
of these youngsters to support communi-
ty participation and strengthen culture as
a way to instil community development.”
The performance of the two home-
grown Hip Hop bands also celebrates
the culmination of three years work for
the Barkly Desert Culture project, run
BRC’s Sport and Recreation Coordi-
nator Sean Spencer said Barkly Desert
Culture is an ongoing multimedia youth
engagement strategy designed to proac-
tively engage young Indigenous people
and elders in communities across the
“The main idea of the project was to
bridge the gap between elders and the
younger generation,” said Sean, who
launched the first Barkly Desert Culture
DVD of films, songs and stories in Ali
Curung and Elliott in October 2014,”
“Youngsters engaged with elders to dis-
cuss issues around alcohol and substance
abuse and domestic violence.
“They also asked what it was like for
elders when they were young and looked
at how communities can move forward in
a positive and healthy manner.”
The results of these community talks
were then expressed through song, hip
hop music, storytelling, film, posters and
animation, which bring the community
together and celebrate local identity.
“It also builds sustainability of multi-
media skills, like learning to film, lay
down a track, record and edit, encour-
ages commercial success with CDs,
DVDs and live performances and offers
employment for local artists,” said Sean.
The concert, sponsored by National
Youth Week and the NT Government,
also features independent music producer
Monkey Marc who has been rehearsing
with Desert Sevenz and the E-Town crew
for Saturday night’s concert at the Civic
Centre from 7pm.
A GROUP of young
males are showcas-
ing an exhibition in
Tennant through a se-
ries of photographs
The youth have been tak-
ing part in CatholicCare
NT’s Youth in Communi-
Youth in Communities
Sam Gubicak said over
the past three months they
had spent time learning
different styles of painting
and photography skills,
including general use of
camera and photographic
Participants have also
attended tours of Nyinkka
Nyunyu and observed art-
“The ongoing art activi-
ties have taken part with
the support of Nyinkka
Nyunyu,” he said.
Richard and Stanley said
they both enjoyed paint-
ing and being able to use
different colours in their
designs, both were really
proud to be able to use the
Tennant Creek through young eyes
colours of the Aboriginal
flag in their paintings.
Boyd said he enjoyed
visiting the Nyinkka Nyu-
nyu and the tour and was
proud to see a photograph
of his Nanna in the Gal-
Their works will be pub-
licly displayed at Nyinkka
Nyunyu from 20 April to
The Youth in Communi-
ties Program is funded by
the Department of Prime
Minister and Cabinet.
YOUNG ARTIST: Stanley creates a work
of art for the exhibition. Photo by SAM GUBICAK.
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