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Jimi Bani Jimi Bani i(A151874 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Torres Strait Islander
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1 6 My Name Is Jimi Dimple Bani , Jimi Bani , Jason Klarwein , 2017 single work drama

'Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing. Charismatic actor Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits, Redfern Now) whisks you away to his island for an eveing of music, dance, stand-up and storytelling.

'Four generations of one family take the stage, as Jimi's grandmother, mother, son and brothers help him spin yarns of totems, traditions and childhood memories. The islanders have lived through dark times and light, and this intimate show examines the challenges and tragedies they have faced with hope, honesty and humour, looking towards a bright tomorrow.

'My Name is Jimi is the story of a small community of people clinging tightly to each other, and fighting to protect what really matters, in whirling chaos of a rapidly changing world.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Family Caitlin Smith , Tania Crampton-Larking , Marie Munkara , Tammy Anderson , Cathy Craigie , Jimi Bani , Deborah Mailman , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 8272322 2014 anthology poetry drama essay children's

'This anthology explores the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ families, today and in the past. There are stories on ongoing tradition, of loss and sadness, and of new beginnings.' (Source: Publishers website)