Episode 9: Bebe Backhouse


Welcome to outLOUD and our 9th Episode of Season 1.

Our very special guest in this episode of outLOUD is Bebe Backhouse.

Bebe is a Bardi Jawi creator who’s called Narrm home for over ten years.

Bebe began his creative practice as a classical pianist and composer, and was awarded a West Australian Youth Award at twenty-one for his work as a music teacher to young Indigenous people.

He later made a name for himself as a creative producer and director of youth theatre, festivals, and public art projects across Australia, including international dance and theatre projects in New Zealand, France and Belgium.

While holding senior positions at leading public arts organisations in Melbourne, Bebe successfully fostered many artistic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives to showcase their work in mainstream platforms, allowing Traditional Culture to thrive in the public realm.

Again, big thanks to Bebe, the outLOUD team, and to all of you for listening to each episode.

Catch us again in a fortnight for our final episode of outLOUD’s Season 1, where we’ll be yarning up bigtime with the amazing Jazz Money.

OutLOUD is Proudly Supported by Dr. Elizabeth Harris AM and Prof Mark Harris AO, The Pride Foundation, and The City of Sydney.

*Language warning on this episode*