Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) is a program designed to promote and preserve indigenous culture by producing music videos starring children from Aboriginal communities. By giving indigenous children a voice, it allows them to take pride in their heritage with the goal of positive change within their communities.
The following video gives expression to young men from the Yolgnu community in their own language:
Other videos (often in English) may have a more serious tone in addressing important social issues such as the importance of staying in school, tackling domestic abuse and nutrition through preferring water over sugary drinks. These songs and choreography are scripted by the children themselves and provide them with an opportunity for young people to feel empowered in delivering positive messages to a wider audience.
(N.B. A neighbour of mine helps shoot the videos!)
Peter Cox LING566