JJIGALONG YOUTH CREATE MUSIC VIDEO THAT HIGHLIGHTS THEIR COMMUNITY by ngaardamedia published on 2019-05-11T03:39:13Z JIGALONG YOUTH CREATE MUSIC VIDEO THAT HIGHLIGHTS THEIR COMMUNITY TROOTH is a WA based lyricist and artist who has been creating music videos in the Pilbara this year with youth and is now in the Gibson desert inspiring young ones to share their truth through music. Trooth spoke about the healing power of music and how his lyrics tell the stories of the ups and downs in his life. "It allowed me a form of expression. Have you ever looked at a rice cooker when it's cooking? and sometimes the steam is so much the lid lifts up and a little bit of steam comes out. That's what writing does for me. Instead of doing something that's destructive, being violent, I would go out and write rhymes. It was my counsellor and my diary. I write rhymes when i"m happy or sad. "I got caught up doing the wrong thing with the wrong people and I spent most of my 20s lost in addiction. that sort of lifestyle brings a lot of pain, brings a lot of police ... being around people that don't really want the best for you. It's quite scary," he said. It took him a long time to get out of the negative cycle. "As males in society, we're told that we're meant to be strong and have everything together. It took me ten years to crush that pride and ego and actually say look I need help in this area." Trooth was in Jigalong this year and facilitated a songwriting and music video workshop. "Shout out to the Martu mob out there. It was an amazing experience to go out to country and learn about who they are. We got to do two songs out there. The first one is called Jigalong my country. It's about what the Martu mob do out there in terms of hunting, talking about marbles and how hot it is out there. The second video we have done is actually a song about the ambitions in life." "Sometimes it's hard for youth in community to really see that they have a future. That really makes me sad. It's a remix of the public enemy song 'Fight the Power so we changed it to Find the Power. It talks about what we want to be in life. Some want to be teachers, some want to be nurses." Check out the video below called My Country Jigalong.