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The Wilcannia Mob or Barkandji Boys were a hip-hop musical group of five Indigenous Australians from Wilcannia, New South Wales. The group formed in 2001, aged from nine to fourteen, with Buddy Blair, Keith Dutton, Wally Ebsworth, Colin “Colroy” Johnson and Lendal King. Their debut single, “Down River”, was issued in 2002 and received high rotation on national youth radio, Triple J – it was listed at No. 51 on their Hottest 100 for that year. It won a Deadly award for Single Release of the Year, in 2003

River rhythm beatbox featured pre-teen Aboriginal rappers The Wilcannia Mob, who had something of a hit in 2003 with their track about life in Wilcannia (‘Down river’, which was released on the All you mob compilation), as well as other young Indigenous hip hop artists including The Broken Hill Girls, Tashina Barba, Victor Riley, and Bourke-based artists The Back Lane Brothers. – Tony Mitchell