The Northern Sound System

Elizabeth has long been known as a breeding ground for talented musicians. An initiative of the City of Playford, Northern Sound System (NSS) is a community music centre where youth from the northern suburbs can access programs and facilities to help foster their musical talent.

The facilities are all first class and include a purpose built venue, a rehearsal space and recording studio.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting NSS and was generously given a comprehensive tour by Lisa Baker from the City of Playford. I took photographs and met some fine young people doing great creative work.

They were holding a drumming workshop. Seven drummers all playing at once!

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There was also a photo shoot taking place.

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NSS volunteer Damien kindly took time out to chat with me about his involvement with NSS and living in Elizabeth.

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I thought the recording facilities very impressive.

Sean was laying down some lyrics he’d written with Emmanuel at the desk.

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I left having had an enjoyable and entertaining afternoon. I couldn’t help but rue that there were not facilities such as this when I was growing up in Elizabeth. Still, it’s great to see kids making good use of NSS. I was told that very many do.

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