Desert Divas Music Mentoring Program and Showcase Performance.
As part of the Alice Springs Desert Festival, two Jaru Pirrjirdi members, Melanie (Courtney Singleton) and Sherelle (Marla) Young were chosen to attend the recent Desert Divas Music Mentoring Program, from 7th-10th September 2011.
The girls travelled from Yuendumu to Alice Springs, which included 3 days of music mentoring workshops and a performance as part of the iNTune Music Conference. This project is a showcase of emerging contemporary Indigenous female musicians from remote communities and Alice Springs.
Catherine Satour, Jacinta Price and Izzy Brown were the music mentors for the project. The workshops were held at CAAMA studios, with the women working on their own music, as well as collaborating on a group song. The performance was amazing, with Courtney and Marla singing loud and proud on stage to a big crowd.
Courtney was also invited to perform the following night at a local benefit gig, Radioactive Rap with MC Izzy and Oli MC.