Interview Davina Captain and Mary Daniels


Davina Captain was born in Townsville, was raised in Far North Queensland, and is from Murray Island (Mer) Island. She has worked in various ATSI agencies, from assistant clerk, to Aboriginal Liaison Officer and Program Manager for 3KND Melbourne. She has an Associate Diploma in Small Companies Community Theatre and has performed with Black Pearls and Outblack (Melbourne and Sydney). Devina believes that Our Music, Performing Place, Listening to Sydney is a highlight of Sydney Indigenous Music, and hopes that events like this are more frequent; showing Sydney Indigenous music has A VOICE, is being seen and is here. Devina will perform with Mary Daniels, ‘Serare Air’. Using a sample of musical genres, their performance will move the audience from the past to the present, highlighting how changing music has influenced Torres Strait Islanders community and culture.