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Description The City of Port Phillip engaged Indigenous Outreach Projects, IOP, to work with local youth from the St Kilda PCYC to develop a song and music video clip for the 2021 Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival.

Local Indigenous Artist John Wayne Parsons (Yuggerabul & Meriam Le) performed the intro in language from the Boonwurrung Welcome Song while playing the boomerangs. He also sang the same lyrics to the beat and melody created together with IOP. The IOP crew facilitated song writing workshops to create the verses and pre choruses that they recorded to create this final collaboration.

We want to congratulate everyone on their great efforts especially the Youth, our future leaders, as this music video wouldn't have been possible without them. It was inspirational to see the impact this project has had on our local youth, educating them about their local language and culture while giving them a platform to share their stories and have a voice.

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