A group of young Aussie migrants have teamed up to record an inspiring new song for Harmony Week this week.
Dubbed ‘Same Drum’, the multilingual tune comes packing a music video devised during a series of workshops by artist and filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger in collaboration with students from the Intensive English Centre at Aranmore Catholic College in Perth.
Sung in three African languages – Swahili, Dinka and Kinyarwanda – as well as English, ‘Same Drum’ delivers a message to other migrants about embracing life in Australia, while never forgetting about where you come from.
17-year-old rapper Frank Mucho, who performs on the track, says: “Sometimes some people look down on others that don’t speak English but this project gives us kids an opportunity to explore our ideas and talents and break those stereotypes”.
Catch the music video for ‘Same Drum’ premiering exclusively below via Music Feeds ahead of its screening at the Catalyst For Change event today in Perth, organised by the Youth Affairs Council of WA. Head here for more information.