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Sabrina Nayarri: It’s Greek music, but we’re on Elcho Island and you’re listening to my brother, Chooky Boys. And I tell about story about Chookys.
The Chookys new superstar on You Tube, but every morning they clean them own dance floor.
Dancer (sweeping): Can someone help me…
Margaret Nyungunyungu: You should look straight ahead when you dance…look at the kids.
Sabrina: Margaret call herself Mother Chook and look after them boys.
Margaret Nyungunyungu: We started way back in 2004. The Chooky dancers they were like, 13 year old, 10 year old boys, that they saw the Elders, Lowy Dancers [phonetic spell], Terry Mukrun and Darren Mutun [phonetic spell]. They participated in community festivals, then they performed a group.
Sabrina: The dancing is fun, but it also keeps the young kids off our streets. That was Margaret’s husband’s dream when he started the Chookys’ dancing.
Margaret: He dreamed of all the, all the young kids from this street he wanted them to be, you know, get them off the street.
Sabrina: And that’s what the Chookys are doing today.
Dancer: We stop kids doing bad things. Grog, spraying, drugs everything.
Dancer: We are keeping kids off the street and safe.
Sabrina: And that’s what tonight’s concert is about.
Dancer: We are playing for our community tonight.
Sabrina: Hope you enjoy it. See you next time.