Stephen Albert (actor)

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Stephen "Baamba" Albert (born 1950)[1] is an Indigenous Australian actor and singer. He starred in the musicals Bran Nue Dae and Corrugation Road.[2]

Albert was born in Broome. His professional career begun in 1968 with the band Broome Beats.[3] His performance career includes working for Jimmy Chi in Bran Nue Dae and Corrugation Road, as the sidekick for Mary G,[4] appeared in the SBS drama series The Circuit[5] and presented the Bobtales TV series.

Albert has also worked as the first chairman of the National Aboriginal Education Committee[3] and is the director of Goolarri Media.[5]

Albert was part of the local community who formed the Broome Aboriginal Media Association who own the Goolarri Media Enterprises. Goolarri Media operate 2 TV stations and one radio station broadcasting from Broome in the kImberley region.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debut album for Broome's musical treasure Baamba". ABC Kimberley WA. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  2. ^ ABC TV, George Negus Tonight Interview With Stephen ‘Baamba’ Albert, 11/08/2003
  3. ^ a b 2009 WA Citizen of the Year Award Finalists
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Snap, cackle and pop by Katrina Lobley, May 28, 2005
  5. ^ a b WA Today Broome and the Kimberley become the latest movie set
  6. ^ "Communications and the Arts AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS ACT 1992 NOTICE OF ISSUE OF TRANSMITTER LICENCES UNDER SECTION 106 OF THE Radiocommuncations Act 1992". Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette Government Notices (GN45). Australia, Australia. 12 November 1997. p. 3285. Retrieved 27 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "About Goolarri". pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

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