Dobby and Tasman Keith

Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B
Musician Rhyan Clapham aka Dobby
Photograph: Cole Bennetts

First Nations artists take to the stage in the intimate Uzton Room

Filipino and Indigenous hip hop artist Dobby (aka Rhyan Clapham) and rapper Tasman Keith will be giving an intimate performance in the Utzon Room, at Sydney Opera House, as part of a new series of First Nations music, spearheaded by Rhoda Roberts AO.

The head of First Nations programming at the Opera House said, “There is a new attitude and urgency to the lyrics and rhythm, providing opportunities for deep listening, visiting forgotten stories and sharing pride in country and black identity.”

The evening will be MC’d by rapper and Triple J host Hau Latukefu. Drummer, spoken word and hip hop artist Dobby will kick things off with a compelling performance incorporating his Filipino and First Nations heritage, followed by Tasman Keith whose latest track ‘My Pelopolees’ hit the charts earlier this year. As the son of Indigenous hip-hop pioneer, Wire MC, Tasman will share his powerful message via hip hop, R’n’B and new-wave funk.

The new series of performances will feature singer-songwriter Radical Son (aka David Leha) in December and indie-rock singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow in January.

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