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Warner Music brings Budjerah to ACMF Music Program

The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) partnered with Warner Music Australia this month, to bring talented Australian singer-songwriter Budjerah to visit one of our ACMF Music Programs at La Perouse Public School in Sydney’s south-east.

United by a passion for music, the ACMF and Warner Music Australia are banding together to support the mental and emotional well-being of young people, through the power of music.

Warner Music organised for rising star Budjerah to visit the school where he delighted and inspired the students of La Perouse with a number of musical performances and interacted with the children by talking about his passion for music and his own personal story. The students at La Perouse hail from diverse cultural backgrounds, with a significant Indigenous representation. Budjerah was able to connect with the students and was available to answer the children’s inquisitive comments and questions.

Budjerah is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Fingal Head, Northern NSW – a small surfing town near the Gold Coast. He is a Coodjinburra man from the Budjalung nation. Budjerah was recognised by Apple Music as their latest local Up Next artist, and his debut single Missing You (produced by Matt Corby) topped the Triple J Airplay Chart in October 2020.

Budjerah says of his music “I write about my family, my culture, and my friends, I draw a lot of inspiration from where I’m from and the people around me. I like to connect to people through music. Music has always been a huge part of my life. My family are all very musical and music has always been really important to me”.

With the support and partnership of Warner Music Australia, The ACMF continues to further its mission: to inspire creativity and imagination, bring joy and hope to young people, and achieve positive educational and behavioural outcomes.

Warner Music Australia is also a supporter of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation’s long-standing annual National Songwriting Competition. The competition is open to all school-aged children across Australia, and opens on June 15th, 2021. Entry to the competition is free.

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