Aboriginal singer, songwriter and photographer James Henry looks to the positives

James Henry takes advantage of Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown to explore new avenues for his music - and bond with his newborn son.

Aboriginal singer, songwriter and photographer James Henry looks to the positives

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 14 October 2020
      CMR 051 - James Henry

 

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Overview

Singer. Songwriter. Recording artist. Photographer.

Those are just some aspects of the quietly spoken yet socially perceptive Aboriginal man James Henry.

He spoke on Connection Matters Radio (CMR) about the impact COVID-19 had on his work as a photographer and performer, but maintains an amazingly positive focus.

While his work as a photographer virtually dried up with the onset of Melbourne’s social restrictions, his attitude remains one of looking forward to better times. “I guess eventually people will need photos taken again and people will be able to gather. And it’s just a matter of just trying to keep busy and hopefully learn some new skills along the way until I can actually get some work and put them into practice.”

That’s precisely what he’s doing.

Using online meeting technology, James has been collaborating with other Aboriginal composers to explore new avenues for his music, most notably music to be performed by string quartets.

 

…read or listen to more by reading the full transcript or listening to the full interview (above and below)

 

Click here to read/download the full interview transcript

Click on the play button below to hear the full interview with James Henry

 

      CMR 051 - James Henry

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