Mob’s song wins top gong

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

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.

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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.

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