Deadly Aboriginal Artists - Baker Boy

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Deadly Aboriginal Artists - Baker Boy

Danzal Baker was born in Darwin and grew up in the Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi and Maningrida. His totem is the olive python his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin name is Burralung.

He developed his love of dancing and acting at the Aboriginal Centre for the performing Arts, Brisbane. He was an original member of the Djuki Mala dance troupe.

In 2016, Baker appeared on the "Indigenous" episode of the Australian television series You Can’t Ask That on ABC.

In 2016, he was part of a group of artists who, in an effort to inspire the world to dance, move and absorb the Yolgnu style created the video "Yolgnu Style", a contemporary dance music video.

In 2017 Baker Boy won the Triple J Unearthed National Indigenous Music Awards.

Baker Boy made his acting debut in True History of The Kelly Gang released in cinemas in early January 2019.

He appeared on Playschool as part of NAIDOC week 2019 singing Hickory Dickory Dock.

He has said that he wants to be an inspiration to indigenous kids living in remote communities, and to combat "shame."

Baker Boy appeared on Play School performing a wild and wonderful version of Hickory Dickory Doc!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=351200238905619&extid=hECDhu1E49oxvGgI

 

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