Drug Aware Junkadelic Project
Drug Aware Junkadelic project was delivered in the lead up to the 2014 Youth and Health Portbound Festival in Port Hedland. Young people in the community, with the support of the Town of Port Hedland, engaged renowned music group Junkadelic to deliver a series of music workshops. The workshops taught participants how to create instruments from recycled materials as well as developed their musical abilities.
The project actively engaged 130 young people and was delivered in Yandeyarra and Warralong communities as well as after school workshops at the JD Hardie Youth Zone Centre in South Hedland.
Following the workshops, the young participants and Junkadelic performed at the Portbound Festival to an audience of approximately 1500 people.
(insert picture) andeyarra Remote Community, copyright Town of Port Hedland
Project Name: Drug Aware Junkadelic Project
Auspice organisation: Town of Port Hedland
Amount approved: $6,000
Funding program: Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Acquittal comments: “The project brought new skills of making instruments to the children. Gave the children a sense of belonging by being part of a group”
“The event was very successful, the kids had a great time learning about music and the feedback from parents at the event was very positive.”
“I learned the intricate amount of planning and organisation that goes into making an event happen, liaising with artists and project management skills”, Project Coordinator, 21 years.
“Best thing was the drum making workshop”, Participant, 12 years.
“The show on Saturday was really good, Junkadelic make some awesome music”, Participant, 14 years. (insert logos)