All One Under The Sun launch cultural awareness project

Change the Story participants at the project launch.

ALL One Under The Sun (AOUTS), the youth-led, arts-based, remedy to racism program, recently launched ‘Change the Story’, a hip hop and cultural awareness project which involved the creation of four original songs and film clips by local young people.

The pilot program for Change the Story worked with First Nations and Ezidi young people from both Coffs Harbour and Orara High Schools, to develop, create and record their songs and film clips, in collaboration with professional artists Grow the Music, Bruce Brazen, Caleb Cowie, Marklin Ebo and filmmaker Jay Black from ‘and the trees’ photography.

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Change the Story was launched with live performances at both schools.

Project Coordinator Naomi Steinborner described the launches as “an amazing opportunity for the young people to be celebrated for all of their hard work and creativity”.

“They all bravely shared their experiences through their music and film clips, as well as performing live in front of their peers.

“We are very proud of all of them and grateful to Coffs Harbour and Orara High Schools for their support and commitment to the project.”

The All One Under the Sun project seeks to promote inclusion, belonging, connection, education and empowerment of young people through arts-based activities, anti-racism training and youth action.

The project’s facilitators are local artists and cultural workers who collaborate with young people to develop arts outcomes that promote resilience and pride, and bring young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds.

In total, five songs and film clips as well as a documentary have been created, including the latest Change the Story clips.

Along with the recent school events, live performances have taken place at the Jetty Theatre and the Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour.

The four Change the Story songs, ‘5 Lil Youngins’, ‘Azadi’, ‘Black and Deadly’ and ‘Comparison’ are now available to watch on YouTube, and will soon be available to download.

To find out how and when you can download them, follow All One Under the Sun on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube for updates.

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Links to the four film clips:

Azadi (by the Ezidi crew):

Black and Deadly:

5 Lil Youngins:


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