Wanna give a traipela Tenk Yu to the lovely Isabelle Genoux and our tolai sister Namila Benson of the ‘In the Loop‘ program on Radio Australia. Both took the time to do an interview with me yesterday, which I must admit felt more like I was chatting at a dinner party rather then a phone interview.
I’ll be honest though I was nervous as hell when the phone rang for me to start talking so hope it all makes sense.
Have a listen below on a wonderful video done for me by Michaeline of England.
Away from my interview, I was particularly surprised to learn about Namila Benson and her work in music and radio in Australia. I pinched a write up about her from the ABC site which describes her as:
Hailing from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Break producer and proud Tolai meri Namila Benson is a regular on the music and arts scene in Melbourne. DJing as Sista Selekta, she regularly totes her vast record collection around town; taking her soul, hiphop and global beats from art exhibitions to festivals and everywhere in between.
Namila also presents a weekly radio show on Australia’s largest community radio station, Triple R, and co-presents the live arts and multicultural television show Viva Melbourne. For her, music is the universal language.