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Sugarmill Road - released November 6th 2015 Click here to preview album and watch the video

Named after the street of one of Australia's detention Centre's..... a story in itself (click cover to read)

Produced and Arranged by Robbie James, Executive Producer: Brian Procopis.
14 new songs written by Scattered People (the team in conjucnction with refugees and asylum seekers telling their own stories)
In addition there is a superb cover of the Pink Floyd song, 'On The Turning Away'. This song not only has a message empathetic with those of the Scattered People but takes on a deeper meaning when sung by a refugee with her own links to Pink Floyd.

This third album by Scattered People promises to be its most successful and the one to launch them internationally.
(track samples will be availble to preview when the recording/mastering is complete).

Click here to preview album and watch the video.

Scattered People - (First album, self titled))

Brisbane musicians and community development workers rallied to the cause and joined with asylum seekers to ‘workshop’ themes of significance. Songs were crafted and subsequently recorded which highlight “their escape and thirst for freedom – their haunting journeys to (places unknown – their celebration of the need for one another and the resilience which has characterised their survival …”

The resultant album was described by Shane Stuart of ABC Music as “flawless and absolutely wonderful”. It has been enthusiastically taken up by Amnesty International and the ‘New Internationalist’ – the August 2002 edition of which includes a review of the album ” this astonishingly professional album, one that has deservedly picked up a clutch of awards, is rich with humanity and hope, pain and patience as asylum seekers from around the globe come together to put the story of their lives to us in music”

It was used extensively by the United Nations in East Timor to encourage full participation in the emerging country’s first democratic elections. Newly-elected President Xanana Gusmao made contact with the Scattered People production team in appreciation.

The Scattered People album is a celebration of the diversity and the common ground accessible via music. The asylum seekers are able to share their message of struggle, hope and strength across the airwaves.
Perhaps in their music their voices will at last be heard. 

The ‘Stand With Us’ remix music video has been broadcast nationally on Australian television. (see Video Page)


Normal Days

The second Scattered People CD, 'Normal Days', came seven years after the first.

The people are different and the countries from which they come are also different but the pain, the isolation, the displacement continues.

The heartbreak of leaving homelands and loved-ones and longing for safety and a 'real' home still fules the songs and the singing... new songs with new singers all still hoping for 'normal days'.

The Sweet Freedom team continue to bring what comfort they can to the refugee claimantswith social contact and singing at detention centres and through allowing them an avenue to express their experiences and feelings through songs.

Songs from Scattered People and Normal Days
can be purchsed from itunes through the
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