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OJ On Broadway

Listen to OJ, a desert busker, serenade Sydney at Central Railway Station.


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The strangest thing is to walk on concrete. We normally walk on soft sand. – OJ

Within days of arriving in Sydney, the Desert Stories crew began lamenting their distance from home and rueing the pace of the city.

Inspired by the buskers he saw everyday at Central Station, OJ brought a song about his desert home and his people to the endless parade of city-folk moving through the Railway Square tunnel. He made $20.

OJ On Broadway
Release: June 2010
Location: Surry Hills, Sydney CBD
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Directors & Cinematographers: Morika Blijabu & Curtis Taylor
Performer: Owen Gibbs
Sound: Cassandra Nanudie
Boom: Jeremy Sammy
Editors: Desert Stories crew

Creative Director: Shakthidharan
Supervising Producer: Eleanor Winkler
Mentors: Elias Nohra & Platon Theodoris

Music: Living in the Desert by OJ & the Punmu Lakeside Band

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.

Content by the Desert Stories crew is produced in partnership between CuriousWorks and Martu Media, a division of Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa.