Bogga Mish is a group of young First Nations artists from the Gomeroi (Kamilaroi, Gamilaraay) Aboriginal communities in Boggabilla/Toomelah NSW.
The group has evolved from a storytelling project which created a conversation about how to use bush remedies to stay healthy.
The project was funded by Hunter New England Population Health and Hunter New England Aboriginal Health and facilitated/directed by charity Desert Pea Media (DPM).
Their new song “Where Ya From?” and short film Bush Clinic will be launched at Toomelah Community Hall on Thursday, November 8.
Where Ya From? is a tuff, driving, political hip-hop ballad that draws influences from 90’s acid jazz/ west coast hip hop. This track is about strong cultural identity and pride in the face of a brutal and oppressive social and political history, racism and trauma.
Bush Clinic is a short film with a powerful message about incorporating traditional ways of doing, being and healing in health services.
This film shares a story of how traditional ways of healing that has been passed down from Elders, through the generations have been incorporated into their health services and encouraging other health services to support Aboriginal ways of knowing and being including traditional healing practices alongside clinical best practice guidelines.