Mitch Tambo – First Nations Culture, Song and Storytelling

Episode 5

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Caroline Kell

Caroline Kell is a proud Mbarbrum women who was born and raised on Kulin Lands. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Blak Wattle Coaching and Consulting. Caroline is a Former Counsellor and Executive Director who is deeply passionate about the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In this episode, Caroline talks to Gamilaraay and Birri Gubba man Mitch Tambo. Mitch Tambo launched onto the global stage in 2019 after appearing as a finalist in Australia’s Got Talent where he received not one, but two, golden buzzers, after singing in Aboriginal language.

Mitch has been a headline act in some of the biggest shows in recent memory including the nationally televised Fire Fight Australia: Concert for National Bushfire Relief singing ‘You’re the Voice’ alongside John Farnham, Olivia Newton John and Queen’s Brian May, The T20 Women’s World Cup pre-match show, The Australian Open and Eurovision 2020 Australia Decides.

Mitch is more than a singer, songwriter, and performer though, describing himself as a ‘man who just loves his culture’. Committed to empowering family and communities, Mitch has also completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 2014 and is Co- founder of True Culture.

In this episode, they discuss how practicing Aboriginal culture keeps Mitch strong and grounded in between shows. And together, Caroline and Mitch recount their deep shared love for soaking up sacred Country in Australia.

Excitedly, they also discuss the inspiration behind Mitch’s latest single ‘Dreamtime Princess’, which was released in May and aims to empower First Nations women, and women everywhere, to rise up, feel honoured and celebrated. The song has an important sentiment and explores the theme of domestic violence and the threat towards women. Mitch also wants to use the song to let women in the Aboriginal community know that they come from the oldest living continual culture on the planet.

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