This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with musicians and educators Shon Klose and Svetlana Bunic. Working under the name Ba-Boom! this two woman collaborative travels through Australia's Outback teaching a variety of musical styles in remote aboriginal communities. Their short term courses often culminate in a performance, challenging the participants to overcome their fear as they take the stage for the first time. As well as increasing the mental fortitude of the children the curriculm also addresses their physical well-being by teaching practical life skills like cooking, sewing, and physical fitness.
In the interview we discuss their experience working as traveling musicians, their cross disciplinary approach to education and their perspective on sustaining first world cultures. For more information on Ba-Boom! please visit http://ba-boom.com.au.