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Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First Nations Peoples culture and history.
Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. Mundanara makes people feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were sitting around the kitchen table just having a yarn. It’s the way First Nations people have been building relationships and getting to know each other for tens of thousands of years. She draws from a long family history in the media industry and has grown up in culturally strong, politically active family who have been at the forefront of the Aboriginal Rights movement since the 1960’s.
Mundanara sees this platform as an opportunity to share her cultural knowledge and insights to her audience in a non confrontational way that brings people along with her to create change for a better Australia. To connect more with Mundanara check out the work she does with her elders at www.theblackcard.com.au.
If you'd like to support the show by making a financial contribution, visit https://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman. Any help is appreciated and goes a long way. I encourage to get behind any First Nations media, contribute, share and be apart of positive change that Australia needs.
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Black Magic Woman Mundanara Bayles

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    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First Nations Peoples culture and history.
Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. Mundanara makes people feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were sitting around the kitchen table just having a yarn. It’s the way First Nations people have been building relationships and getting to know each other for tens of thousands of years. She draws from a long family history in the media industry and has grown up in culturally strong, politically active family who have been at the forefront of the Aboriginal Rights movement since the 1960’s.
Mundanara sees this platform as an opportunity to share her cultural knowledge and insights to her audience in a non confrontational way that brings people along with her to create change for a better Australia. To connect more with Mundanara check out the work she does with her elders at www.theblackcard.com.au.
If you'd like to support the show by making a financial contribution, visit https://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman. Any help is appreciated and goes a long way. I encourage to get behind any First Nations media, contribute, share and be apart of positive change that Australia needs.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Garma Special

    Garma Special

    This episode is dedicated to the late Uncle Archie Roach.
    Garma is Australia's premier Indigenous event, a celebration of the cultural, artistic and ceremonial traditions of the Yolngu people.
    Over four days in remote Arnhem Land, guests are immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Yolngu hosts, experiencing traditional miny'tji (art), ancient story-telling, manikay (song) and bunggul (dance). 
    The over-riding artistic vision and cultural mission of Garma are to provide a contemporary environment for the expression and presentation of traditional Yolngu knowledge systems and customs and to share these practices in an authentic Yolngu setting. 
    Garma is a window into a slice of life not often seen outside of remote communities, and guests often describe it as a life-altering experience. 
    Garma has the ability to transcend colour, creed and race. Many of our supporters recognise how valuable these ingredients are in shaping the future of our nation. 
    The Garma gathering brings together business leaders, international political leaders, intellectuals, academics and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia.
    The eclectic mix of Yothu Yindi Foundation stakeholders and Garma participants and guests, despite its very remote location, makes northeast Arnhem Land the place to be each year. 
    In the afternoon the call of the yidaki (didjeridoo) announces the start of Garma, the largest and most vibrant annual celebration of Yolngu (Aboriginal people of northeast Arnhem Land) culture. The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridoo) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another. 
    Garma incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance – including the famous nightly bunggul and music, forums and education and training programs relevant to cultural tourism, craft, governance and youth leadership.
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://www.yyf.com.au/
    Music by Uncle Archie Roach: Song - My Grandmother - https://music.apple.com/au/album/my-grandmother/1365972608?i=1365974285
     
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
     
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 39 min
    Supply Nation Special

    Supply Nation Special

    Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event for the Indigenous business sector. The event brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster strategic opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.
    All industries have been forced to navigate the challenges associated with the pandemic, however as restrictions ease, I was so happy to be apart of the first ‘in-person’ Connect event since 2019.
    This year, Supply Nation transformed the format of Connect into a one-day event focused on networking opportunities and showcasing the calibre of diverse Indigenous businesses in May 2022.
    The official theme for Connect 2022 was ‘Reconnecting’ – Join me as I do just that, with over 30 guests in a face-to-face environment at the Indigenous Business Tradeshow.
    Recommendations throughout this episode:
    https://supplynation.org.au/
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    CIAF Series - Darren Blackman

    CIAF Series - Darren Blackman

    This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets.
    Darren Blackman is a proud Gureng Gureng\Gangalu man with maternal South Sea heritage (from Vanuatu) and was born in Nambour, Sunshine Coast. 
    With a range of practical skills and approaches to art making, Darren generally specialises in printmaking and ceramics but also undertakes improv performance, music and painting. He has wide experience in the arts, as a musician but also as a stage manager and sound technician for cultural festivals from Woodford to Winds of Zenadth Kes festival on Thursday Island. He assisted students as studio technician at Cairns TAFE and is currently working for the senior artists at the Wik and Kugu Art Centre in Aurukun. 
    Growing up in a main stream community on the Sunshine Coast during the corrupt Bjelke- Peterson State Governement era, constant negative news cycles concerning first nations people, biased policing and Government policy drives Blackmans expression. His work centres around circumstances evoved from a post colonial system, that censors truth while opresses the sovereign rights of his clan. 
     
    Language is a powerful tool that is used by institutions to influence, write law and imbed false narratives into the Australian psyche. In the form of text, Blackman uses language in a variety of interpretations to pick apart falsehoods and policies, while passing on messages from elders, that he reworks into contemporary artworks for the future generations of his clan, and the wider community to consider. 
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    http://northsite.org.au/artists/darren-blackman/
    https://ciaf.com.au/
     
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
     
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
     
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    • 33 min
    CIAF Series - Benita Williams

    CIAF Series - Benita Williams

    This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets.
    Benita Williams is an Indigenous model based in Port Douglas, Queensland. A proud Kuku Yalanji woman, Benita was approached by a model management agency in 2012 while she was shopping for jewellery in a local shopping centre.
    After overcoming her shyness and nerves, Benita has gone on to appear in a range of amazing fashion events including the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, the launch of Indigenous fashion label MAINIE, the Miss Universe Australia - QLD State Finals and many CIAF fashion performances.
    Benita is now a freelance model and loves working with local talent, collaboratively bringing communities together to create and display their art and talents whether it be visual art, dance, fashion and singing. Most of all, Benita has a passion for showcasing Indigenous arts and culture.
    Benita is one of Far North Queensland’s most recognised First Nations models, has participated in almost every CIAF Fashion Performance since 2015. This year see's her play a different role. Listen to episode #93 to find out more!
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    www.ciaf.com.au
     
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
     
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 20 min
    IBA Partnership Series - James Morgan

    IBA Partnership Series - James Morgan

    This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.
    James Morgan is the owner and operator of Yibekka Kakadu Tours. He is passionate about protecting sacred sites within Kakadu National Park creating more career opportunities for his family.
    As a local Bininj man living and working in Kakadu. James’s experience includes working in the Kakadu National Park Cultural Heritage team conducting rock art surveys and managing the cultural archive. He also has tourism expertise working as a guide on the Yellow Waters Cruise as the Media and Communications Officer for Kakadu National Park. With direct family connections to Kakadu, James can provide personal and first-hand accounts of the history of Bininj people who have lived in Kakadu for thousands of years.
    To help develop the for-purpose business model, James was a participant in Indigenous Business Australia’s Accelerate with IBA program, which exists to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to build and run their social enterprises.
    Through the program, delivered by The Difference Incubator, James, alongside six other Indigenous businesses, explored the value proposition and potential revenue streams for the business, while also developing an impact model that ensures measurable, meaningful social return to community.
    James’s vision for the future of the Kakadu tourism industry is beyond his business. He wants an industry of businesses wholly (or at least majority) owned and operated by Aboriginal people. He wants to see businesses where Aboriginal people are in the top roles, where employees feel valued, and that Bininj kids grow up wanting to work for.
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    https://www.yibekka.com.au/about
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    CIAF Series - Gerry Turpin

    CIAF Series - Gerry Turpin

    This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets.
    Gerry Turpin is a Mbabaram man from north Qld and a renowned Ethnobotanist. He has been employed by the Queensland State Government for about 30 years and has previously been involved in the Queensland Herbarium’s Vegetation Surveys and Regional Ecosystem Mapping Project in Queensland.
    Gerry manages the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, in partnership with James Cook University, DISITI and CSIRO, and has worked with many Traditional Owner groups on Cape York and other parts of Queensland. He is a member of the Ecological Society of Australia Board of Directors with the role of Indigenous Engagement.
    As an Indigenous ethnobotanist Gerry has a strong cultural commitment to facilitating effective partnerships that support Indigenous communities to protect, manage and maintain their cultural knowledge on the use of plants.
    Gerry will deliver the keynote speech for CIAF 2022 (and is one of the CIAF Art Awards judges)! He'll speak to this year's theme: 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺: 𝘈𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴’ 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴.
    Recommendations throughout this episode:
    https://ciaf.com.au/
    https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-tropical-herbarium/contact/staff-profiles/gerry-turpin
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Scibidoo ,

A good yarn

Love listening on my morning walk! #dharawalcountry

Brookie_ever ,

One of the best podcasts in Australia!

I’m so thrilled to have found Mundara’s podcast. Each episode is a lesson in our shared history and my true understanding of contemporary Aboriginal culture is growing. Thank you!

#Deno ,

True educational story telling

Just caught today’s yarn with Witiyana Marika. What an amazing man with an incredible life story. Well my day’s
planned tomorrow going to watch High Ground.. thanks for a great episode Mundanara.

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