Bla Mela Stori is a program by Katherine Regional Arts in the Northern Territory.
It’s focus is enabling young Indigenous people in remote communities to produce and share audio stories with their community.
All The Best is partnering with Bla Mela Stori and will be playing some of the stories from the project over the next few months.
In this episode, host Mads speaks to Tom Danks from Katherine Regional Arts to learn more about the program and its impacts.
Then you’ll hear one of the stories that was produced as part of the program. In this story, Tammy and Augie share the ins and outs of the card games culture in the Ngukurr Community.
Produced by Tammy Daniels and Olga Daniels.
Stories in this program were produced with the support of the Australian Federal Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund (RISE).
A heads up for this story, there are mentions of gambling and tobacco smoking.
All The Best credits:
Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan
Editorial Manager: Mell Chun
Episode Mix and Compile: Phoebe Adler-Ryan
Host: Madhuraa Prakash
Upcoming free audio events!
Do you want to meet and get to know fellow emerging audio makers? Join the All The Best team at The Eveleigh Hotel from 6pm on Monday June 26 to network, share ideas and — most importantly — have some fun!
If you aren’t based in Sydney, you can join us online the following night – Tuesday June 27th, for our winter pitch workshop and seminar on adapting written work to audio.
You’ll be hearing from All the Best Editorial Manager, journalist and radio educator Mell Chun as well as award winning poet Tim Loveday. Everyone is welcome!