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Sounds @ Sunsets

There will be some extra action on the Nightcliff foreshore for the finale of Sounds @ Sunset.

By Tamara Howie

Over the last five months, young producers have learned all the ins and outs of pulling together a gig for the public through the Launch Darwin program.

This month’s producer, Anneke Putri, says the team wants to offer more for punters with some food stalls and extra activities, plus a great line-up to round out the series.

“We will have Rachel Wharam and Tali Rain, who both have acoustic indie sets, and Rachel Rachel who is a bit more upbeat,” she says. The final Sounds @ Sunset is bittersweet for the team of young producers.

Putri moved to Darwin from Indonesia four years ago, and says she has also learned valuable communication and self-confidence skills through the program.

She says being part of the Sounds @ Sunset’s producer team has not only opened her eyes to the work that goes into creating a show, but introduced her to so many new people.

“As an international student, I sometimes feel lonely and I don’t know people or things to do,” she says.

“That’s one of the best parts about Launch and their programs – they really provide a good medium for people like me who just want to meet locals and get to know Darwin more, and do things other than study and work,” she says with a laugh.

City of Darwin youth events and training officer Lisa Burnett says the Sounds @ Sunset series has been a huge success in showing off the talent of young Darwinites.

“Lots of young people have engaged and shared their talents with the broader community,” she says.

“It’s not just the emerging producers, it’s the sound guys, the photographers who’ve been doing documentation and social media, and all the artists on stage have been young people as well.”

“We’re really happy with the range of opportunities for young people in the program.”

Fri 7 Sep | 5-7pm | Nightcliff Foreshore | Free | See the event listing

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