Listen por ol latest yarnz

Series two of Kasa Por Yarn, a radio play focusing on young people in the Torres Strait, launches next week on Thursday Island, Umagico and BaduIsland.

Kasa Por Yarn is a major project of the Thursday Island, Bamaga and Injinoo Youth and Relationship Networks (YARNs).

Kasa Por Yarn, an 8-week local radio funded by Two Spirits, Queensland Association of Healthy Communities, will begin airing on Radio 4MW and Black Star Radio in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area from 29 August.

Some of the characters from Kasa Por Yarn 1 are back. Jayson (Danny Bani) and Elise (Rhian Phineasa) have grown up a little and Jayson has a baby now. Charles Passi returns as Peter, Elise’s dad, who is coping with carryarn on the island about his son Billy’s HIV.

New characters are brother and sister singers Matthew (Joseph Seden) and Mandy (Chiomi Fujii) and their friend Damien (James Nona).

Sylvia Tabua was the community consultant for the show and plays Helen, Damien’s mother:

“It’s a fun story highlighting issues about young people and the challenges they face with relationships and growing up,” Sylvia explains.

“The storylines and characters for Kasa Por Yarn were developed with the help of local creative people through workshops in the Torres Strait last year.

“The story explores some of the lifestyle decisions affecting young people,” Sylvia said.

Patrick Mau was also the community consultant and the music director for the show.

Patrick wrote two songs, stars in the music video “The Next Episode” and wrote the ballad “Uncool Love” for the show’s hip hop group Ailan Krew.

Both the videos are available on the Kasa Por Yarn YouTube channel and the songs can be downloaded for free.

Aaron Tamwoy returns as the storyteller and explains what’s happened between the first series and second series in his YouTube video.

Kasa Por Yarn 2 photos, episodes, videos and song will be available from www.kasaporyarn.com

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