Murru is an album in memory the Death in Custody of Aboriginal teenager John Pat.

Tiga speaks to Deb Myers, Project Coordinator, Bill Chambers & Harry Hookey, artists who worked on the album.

The music collaboration – which includes the talents of John Bennett, Shellie Morris, Emma Donovan, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Harry Hookey, Bill Chambers, the Last Kinection, Trevor Jamieson and David Hyams  – is the result of over two and a half years of music workshops run by Big hART productions in the Roebourne Regional Prison and the community as part of the Yijala Yala Project – a long term, multi-platform and inter-generational arts project.

The aim of the album is to raise funds for a memorial to John to be built in Roebourne and create discussion around the need for strategies to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates and eradicate preventable deaths in custody.

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