David Leha (Radical Son) is a musician, board member and long-time collaborator for Beyond Empathy. He has worked with Opera Australia, Archie Roach and the Sydney Festival and has run workshops with Community Prophets, Healing Foundation and the Jimmy Little Foundation. David’s music and stories are always guided by his Indigenous heritage from the Kamilaroi nation of Australia and the South Pacific nation of Tonga.
His often-poignant lyrics chart a course from hopelessness to healing; mercilessly deconstructing what is, and forever imagining what could be. As a mid-career artist, David has been mentored throughout Beyond Empathy’s programming, he in turn mentors local emerging and developing musicians within the communities and projects he is involved in.`