Mununjali youth project showcases culture in online video

A VIDEO featuring Mununjali youth rapping about Warrujum spirit, growing up by the creek and the love for their culture has been released online for the world to see.

The song was written, recorded and filmed during five-day hip-hop workshop earlier this year by One Vision Production.

This coincided with the reclamation Round Mountain from the Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

The young people of Beaudesert played games, listened to storytelling by John Long and then having to write down what was important to them which was part of the lyrics.

The video has reached about 13,000 people on Facebook with more than 4,000 views.

Facilitator Dan Crabb said the atmosphere during production was ‘electric’.

“The children really embraced the opportunity to create a video and share their stories,” he said.

“The Mununjali children were a pleasure to co-create with.

“They had a great energy and a strong sense of community.”

Mr Crabb said the purpose of the video was to promote the reclamation of Round Mountain and educate the young people of the Mununjali community of the sites spiritual significance. 

“The young people wanted to share their own stories of life in Beaudesert,” he said.

“The community also wanted to capture the accompanying hand over ceremony on film which took place on the final day of the workshop.”

One Vision Productions hopes to open a permanent studio at Beaudesert for the youths to continue to record their stories and culture to pass on for future generations.