Klub Koori

Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B
Northern Territory rapper Birdz press shot against purple background
Photograph: Michelle Hunder

Time Out says

Five artists from Briggs’ Bad Apples Music label will take to the stage during NAIDOC Week

Briggs created the Bad Apples Music label so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists could flourish at the highest level within the music industry. Following a rave Bad Apples House Party for this year’s Vivid Live, the label owner is loaning a few of those star music makers for a special Klub Koori gig at Carriageworks, celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’.

Leading the bill is Northern Territory rapper Birdz. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ artist was awarded Best Independent Hip Hop album at the 2018 AIR Awards for his debut release Train of Thought. Sydney’s Rebecca Hatch, who performed alongside Birdz at the Opera House earlier this year, joins the line-up with her soulful hits ‘Vibes’ and ‘Down for Me’.

Sydney-based Yuin rapper Nooky will deliver his signature energetic live performances, as will Mildura-based hip-hop artist Philly, who won the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards for New Talent of the Year. All topped off by one of the most exciting new voices in Aussie hip hop right now, 21-year-old Gamilaroi artist Kobie Dee.

Klub Koori is produced by Sydney’s only Aboriginal community radio station, Koori Radio 93.7FM, who will also broadcast the event live and stream the gig via their website.


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