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“It’s about uplifting Indigenous Fathers”: Kobie Dee

15 November 2023

Gomeroi Artist and story teller Kobie Dee’s latest single is a haunting and uplifting ode to Aboriginal fathers.

Called Father’s Eyes, and created in collaboration with Stan Walker, Kobie Dee says the track is the result of him trying to understand his relationship with his own father.

“It was a time when parenting was pretty hard for me,” he told Koori Radio’s DJ BrothaBlack.

“I was still young and it brought up a lot of my own traumas of not growing up with my father.”

“As a lot of my music is, it was a way for me to get a lot of that stuff out.”

The song is also about breaking down negative stereotypes of Aboriginal People, and dispelling some of the harmful myths.

“It’s really about uplifting our People as Indigenous fathers because for so long we’ve been put in these stereotypes that we’re bad fathers and we’re not there for our kids.”

“We are here for our kids and we love our children.”

Tune into Making Tracks live on Koori Radio 93.7FM or on the Koori Radio app every weekday afternoon from 3pm – 6pm AEDT.

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