Local band Son of Rut have put out a media release on their plans to bring music to remote indigenous communities in the Kimberleys and their need for your help at their fundraiser.
Four Canberra musicians are heading to the Kimberley to teach their unique five-week music program to kids in remote Aboriginal communities, and they need your old or unwanted musical instruments.
The Grow the Music team are holding a musical instrument amnesty throughout the month of June, culminating in a fundraising concert on Sunday 1 July at the Polish Club in O’Connor.
Grow the Music is a non-for-profit specialist music program designed and delivered by music teachers and professional musicians Emily Vera, Lizzy Rutten, Caroline Wallace, and Melbourne teacher and documentary filmmaker Jane Leyshon, to engage young people living in remote communities to develop their song writing skills, instrument playing and overall confidence.
These four musicians from Canberra band “Son of Rut” will hit the road on July 23rd, with the help of Canberra Toyota, completing a five-week pilot program in the Balgo community, and continuing on to Warmun and Wyndham, in the East Kimberley.
Of past trips to the Kimberley, Emily says: “I have brought music education programs to kids in remote communities over the last 2 years and it’s been a real community-focused collaboration but this is the first time we’ve engaged directly with our home communities and asked them to help.”
The very impressive lineup is:
Son of Rut,