Mob’s song wins top gong

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Laura Gru­bisa

A group of stu­dents from Nar­ro­gin Se­nior High School have walked away win­ners at the WAM Song of the Year com­pe­ti­tion.

Bur­diya Mob were fi­nal­ists in the schools 15-17 cat­e­gory and won for their song Djar­liny, which means “lis­ten” in Noon­gar.

The song was writ­ten and per­formed by stu­dents from Nar­ro­gin SHS as part of a con­tem­po­rary and cul­tural work­shop pro­gram run by Com­mu­nity Arts Net­work.

As well as win­ning their song of the year cat­e­gory, they had NITV pick up the rights to the mu­sic video for broad­cast around Aus­tralia.

Bur­diya Mob had tough com­pe­ti­tion and beat four other high school groups to win at the awards cer­e­mony in Perth last week.

Nar­ro­gin Se­nior High School deputy prin­ci­pal An­drew Syming­ton said the recog­ni­tion was good for the whole com­mu­nity.

“When we first started, it wasn’t planned to be nom­i­nated for the award; that nom­i­na­tion hap­pened af­ter they got some air­play on Triple J and some­where along the line they got nom­i­nated for Song of the Year for the schools 15-17 sec­tion,” he said.

A doc­u­men­tary was also made, which will be shown at the school’s NAIDOC assem­bly in Au­gust.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

Malachi Bolton, Kelly Ugle, Shak­era Lee and Jeremy Ugle are mem­bers of Bur­diya Mob, who won the schools 15-17 WAM Song of the Year award.

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