With a performance that can offer traditional or contemporary inclusions or a combination of the two, Mitch and Ian have blended traditional sounds with the most contemporary to deliver a world-class cultural experience.
Ian has been performing his songs for more than 30 years, opening for such acts as Troy Cassar-Daly, Christine Anu, John Butler, Bart Williby and Human Nature and has played many international and national festivals across the world. Ian has joined forces with Mitch, Didgeridoo player, traditional indigenous dancer and singer, who has already made his way from country Australia to the world stage. His renowned and celebrated didgeridoo playing has already taken him to Rome (Italy) to lead the procession at the Canonisation of Australia’s inaugural St Mary MacKillop and opened for Australian icon John Williamson at the Sydney Opera House accompanied by the Sydney Symphony orchestra.
Both Ian and Mitch are equipped with social work qualifications and deliver interactive programs and resources that are driven through a culturally-sensitive framework that aims to empower the participants to engage with identity, self belief, cultural location and even career pathways.
The vision of True Culture is to promote positive Indigenous experiences through the following:
True Culture aims to empower youth to make positive and healthy choices for their lives. True Culture is an Indigenous owned and operated organisation with a strong emphasis on reaching Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.
What people are saying:
“Your songs, dances and performances blew us all away and left us all open-mouthed in awe... reflective of the truly amazing and special event that was True Culture. As for me, I have been a kindergarten educator for the past 10 years and can honestly say True Culture was simply one of the most amazing experience I was able and honoured to be a part of.”
Judith Baltus (Kindergarten Educator at John Street CECC)
"As a teacher I thought it was an amazing performance. The children were so engaged when listening to you talk about the history of Indigenous people, traditions and the land. The children and I loved watching Mitch play the didgeridoo and dance.
It is definitely a performance that I would recommend and would love to book again."
Jade Barry (William Ruthven Primary School)
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