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Fifteen Indigenous students have just completed a series of hip-hop workshops, producing a song entitled Unity At The Forefront that recognises the importance of a non-divisive community.

Mullumbimby High School is the first of six north coast high schools to participate in the ‘Music for Change’ program.

Topic chosen

Lennox Head-based non-profit organisation OneVisionProductions ran the program, and its director Mark Robertson said, ‘The kids get to choose what they want to write about.’

‘We talked about contemporary social challenges affecting youth and rather than focusing on jobs, drugs or politics, the students opted to write about culture and unity and the need for us to come together.’

Mullumbimby High School principal Donna Pearson supports the program, and says, ‘This program has been ­excellent in implementing life- changing programs for the youth of Mullumbimby High.’

Mr Robertson says the finished product will be ­disseminated through social media and promoted to radio and television broadcasters, with NITV especially keen to air the clip.


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