Riverina services launch rap song and music video, Our Earth, Our Land

Giving a rap: Riverina performers Charlie Tooze, 10, Will Morgan, 14, and Oscar Tooze, 10, featured in a music video, launched Tuesday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Giving a rap: Riverina performers Charlie Tooze, 10, Will Morgan, 14, and Oscar Tooze, 10, featured in a music video, launched Tuesday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

The “amazing talent” of four Riverina students has been showcased for the world to see, hear and learn. 

It follows the launch of a hip-hop-themed rap song and music video, Our Earth, Our Land, that aired on YouTube on Tuesday afternoon.

The film was designed to educate viewers about the importance of maintaining the environment. 

The three-minute video engaged five students in total, and included local comic and musician Dane Simpson on didgeridoo. 

Conceived by Riverina Local Land Services, created by local Aboriginal community members and produced by Wagga TV, the video emphasises the importance of connection to country. 

Twins Oscar and Charlie Tooze, from Henschke Primary School, said the filming was a lot of fun. 

“We want to be looking after the environment,” Charlie said. “It’s important.”

Will Morgan, from Gundagai High School, rapped about nature and the wetlands in one of the verses. 

He said he felt a close connection to his culture and country – a passion he wanted to share in the film. 

RLLS Aboriginal communities officer Greg Packer said the video was a tool that could be rolled out in schools across the country, educating the younger generations about the importance of resources and traditional land management.