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R'n'B music sensation visits West Arnhem Land

31 January 2022

The Minjilang and Warruwi communities, particularly the young ones, received a great opportunity to meet great singer song writer Kennyon Brown recently.
West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth, Sport and Recreation team would like to take the time to thank our very own Damien Narul, who is a local Iwadja man. Damien is currently upskilling himself in the music industry in becoming a professional DJ. 
Throughout his journey, he has met great people that have become family to all of us. He has grown a great connection with Misimoa Auelua and the famous Kennyon Brown who have become very close brothers to him. 
WARC Well-being Coordinator Leah Holt said, “Through their bond, we have had the opportunity to have Kennyon Brown visit both of our communities Warruwi and Minjilang. Thanks to Damien and Misimoa for the memorable moment you have created with bringing Kennyon over to us”.
To celebrate the visit, the community held an opening ceremony and performed their traditional singing and dancing for Kennyon. 
The youth performed a freestyle dance for him, and 18 of our young men and women performed a dance to one of his songs ‘Senorita’.
In support of the event, the Night Patrol team cooked  two pigs in a traditional underground oven, and the Youth, Sport and Recreation cooked salad rice and turtle stew.
The Minjilang community would like to thank Minjilang ALPA CDP for funding the flights for Kennyon and his team to arrive and depart Minjilang. And also funded the food for the opening ceremony of the night. 
Leah and the Youth, Sport and Recreation team would like to wish Kennyon all the best for the future. 
DJ Dhe man.