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Josh Pyke drops indigenous charity single

AAP logoAAP 29/08/2016

Aussie singer-songwriter Josh Pyke and Play School host Justine Clarke have put a good word in for indigenous literacy with the release of a new charity single.

The pair joined Aboriginal soprano Deborah Cheetham and students from Sydney's Gawura indigenous school for the song, Words Make The World Go Around, released on Monday.

The uplifting single includes the lyrics "words can solve the puzzle of this complicated place" and will be performed at the Sydney Opera House to launch Indigenous Literacy Day on September 7.

Pyke, Clarke and Cheetham are all ambassadors for the not-for-profit Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) which will use proceeds from the single to help buy thousands of books for remote indigenous communities.

"We all wanted to create a song that was fun for everyone to sing and to encapsulate what the ILF is all about," Clarke said.

Pyke added: "Knowing it was all for a great cause made it that much sweeter".

Recording for the song began back in April at Gawura, with the primary students joining the singers in the chorus to spell out the words "love" and "life".

* Words Make The World Go Around is available for purchase through ABC Music on iTunes or Google Play

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