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Road safety song competition - see it on DVD.

Watson, A



The power of music is being harnessed in the Northern Territory to spread important messages about road safety in remote Indigenous communities. In its second year running, the Road Safety Song Competition took place at the Barunga Cultural and Sports Festival on the June Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Indigenous bands from across the Territory made the trip to Barunga, 80km south east of Katherine, to showcase their music and to take part in the competition and Festival activities.

The competition is a fantastic way of encouraging safe road use practices at the Barunga Festival and is proving a success in promoting road safety messages at the grass roots level. Eleven songs were entered in the 2007 Road Safety Song competition, each featuring a unique blend of messages and musical appeal.