Red Sand Culture
A youth focused music and dance mentoring program, delivering workshops in the remote Warlpiri communities of Yuendumu, Lajamanu, Nyirrpi and Willowra.
Incite partnered with the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC – Mt Theo Program) to deliver a program of music and dance for young people in the very remote Warlpiri communities of Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu.
Red Sand Culture (RSC) began in 2007 and continued through to 2016. Artists who specialised in Hip Hop music and contemporary dance conducted workshops in these remote Warlpiri communities. Strong trust relationships were developed between the artists and workshop participants, fostering quality program engagement and the consistent creation of new songs and dances reflecting the lives, experiences, feelings and thoughts of these young people as they negotiate their way between two worlds.
RSC has its own dedicated website and has produced and released two compilation CD’s, Red Sand Culture Volume I & II which are a culmination of five year’s worth of songs; all conceived, developed and recorded as part of the project.
Check out the Red Sand Culture Website
On preparing for a performance at Alice Desert Festival, 2012:
“The RSC performance bore convincing testimony, despite having to face a number of challenges along the way, to a ‘milestone moment’ for the young participants, Tyrone, Leon and Rene, all moved beyond their own fears and shame-thresholds and managed to perform so confidently on stage. The coming together of all of us as one team, in the final hour was a defining moment of success.”
– Marlon Porter (aka ‘elftranzporter’), Music Artist/Mentor