My Island Home Project hitting all the high notes


















My Island Home Project

It’s been a huge week up on Thursday Island for the My Island Home Project.  21 emerging artists from throughout the Torres Strait converged on Thursday Island for a week of mentoring in songwriting and recording with mentors Neil Murray, Mau Power, Mike Justice and Ben Hense.  The Project takes it ‘s name from the original song that Neil Murray wrote back in the 80’s when he was with the Warumpi Band.  My Island Home as you know has had a number of covers done, one of the latest being that of Patrick Mau or Mau Power with his organic hip hop beats which celebrates his connection to culture and community. Together with the Meridian Nights team of Mike Justice and Ben Hense, the artists developed their skills to write and record a song for the My Island Home Project album.

Due to launch in late September, the My Island Home Project CD will showcase the talent within the region and celebrate a sense of belonging to our Island communities and the seas of the Torres Straits.  Find out more by going to the My Island Home Facebook page where you can hear some of the songs from the artists as well as view  beautiful photos from the week.






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