Last week Adam Bozzetto and I flew down to work with young people in Wagga Wagga, NSW. The trip was centred around the young guys in the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre as well as the Riverina Community College, where we did a couple of really great evening sessions with the more advanced participants. Adam worked on a French-infused hip hop song while I worked on a deeper beat with one of the regulars ‘Chitta’.
The following morning, we stopped in for a session with the kids a Bidgee School, a school for young people with behavioural difficulties. There we wrote a couple of fun songs, the standout for me was a dubstep track I wrote with the guys. It was awesome to see their conviction in the direction of the song, they had strong ideas about what they wanted to make which always makes the session exciting.
Words/Photos: Charlie O’Brien