Before working with us here in Darwin, Daniel trained on the job with Yolŋu Radio Rirrakay Mala as a lighting technician and sound engineer. He worked as a studio assistant at Gayŋuru Studios, working on a number of ARDS projects and radio programs. Daniel worked operating the light system at the Garama Festival, Media Festival and the Yarrapay Festival. Now in Darwin Daniel has been working with our linguist Hannah on a recording project as well as assisting on other projects and producing his radio show Bala G Hour – The Message.
‘Bala G Hour is a chance for me to share music that has a meaning. I love finding new upcoming artists that deserve some recognition and time in the spotlight. The music I play has a bigger message, it’s not just about the beat, it’s about the lyrics and finding the meaning.’
Bala G hour is from 4pm-5pm on Thursdays on Yolŋu radio. Listen out for artists like Yothu Yindi & discover new artists you may not have ever heard before.