BA-BOOM! Adventures in Sound!

Mobile Music Program for Youth in Remote Areas

Svetlana Bunic

The compelling realm of music and musical performance is one which has consistently engaged Svetlana Bunic over the past 20 years.

The seasoned 3 x ARIA awarded Midi-Accordionist, Composer, Musical Director, Multi-Instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukelele and percussion), Svetlana’s music has framed live international circus theatre, underscored films and thrilled audiences worldwide in a kaleidoscope of exotic music ensembles: Monsieur Camembert, Darth Vegas, Christa Hughes, Vulgargrad, Circus Oz and very recently with Club Swizzle for Brisbane Festival 2015.

Throughout her colourful performance trajectory, Svetlana has always sought ways to involve people in the joy of music.

It was through travelling extensively with Circus Oz around the world and this great country, doing shows and offering workshops to youth in urban ghettos or remote outback communities, that she gained valuable experience interacting with Indigenous and marginalised youth.

In 2009, Svetlana hooked up with dynamic Djembe drummer and World Percussionist, Shon Klose and Ba-Boom! was born; a Mobile Music Unit for youth in remote desert lands.

Teaching Ensemble Drumming, music fundamentals, instrumental tuition, performance practice and digital media, Ba-Boom! have inspired thousands of young people in many Central Desert communities to express themselves and excel in music. Some of the Youth (from Ikuntji, Finke-Apatula, Ltyentye Apurte and Marree) have gone all the way to perform on festival stages to great acclaim.

As Ba-Boom! Svetlana, with Shon, endeavours to inspire the young and the brave in those dusty, soulful, faraway places.