Mentoring the future
Roger Knox and Buddy Knox have each spent time over December mentoring dozens of hopeful young musicians who will now go on to perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival as part of the Aboriginal Cultural Showcase.
The Aboriginal Cultural Showcase is coordinated by the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council and is a developmental opportunity for budding Aboriginal musicians.
“This is the work we really look forward to, that keeps us going year in and year out,” Roger Knox said.
“The talent amongst our younger generations just always blows me away. This is part of how we keep our culture going, we are sharing not only music knowledge but stories, language and traditions through our Aboriginal music, passing it on through the generations.”
The Tamworth Opportunity Hub would like to thank Festivals Australia which provided funding to support the mentoring program.
Pictured below: Tamworth High students working with Roger, Buddy and Googoorewan Knox