4ESydney HipHop Festival
Time Out says
Hip hop and First Nations culture collide at this fusion of the urban and the ancient.
Fusing hip hop beats with multi-disciplinary art feats, 4ESydney HipHop Festival brings some of Australia’s finest truth-telling wordsmiths to Cockatoo Island for a collaborative music fest that tackles the big issues facing Australians and their global neighbours.
Rapper, drummer and composer Dobby, a Filipino and Aboriginal man whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, will explore what water means in Wurrung: River Story, looking at the lines that mark out tribal territories. He’ll also teams up with folk alt-pop star singer-songwriter Naomi Keyte on Symbiosis, splicing their sound to break down one of the biggest issues of our day – the climate crisis – rallying the crowd with much-needed hope.
Greek-Australian slam poet Luka Lesson assembles artists from near and far in Where There’s Smoke, addressing the alarmingly overwhelming environmental situation with a focus on the power of sharing personal stories in our polluted cities. Egyptian-Australian artist Nardean champion’s the might of women claiming their rights with The New Ear.
Bringing the political, expect to be fired up.