GABA Musik, ALWAYS LIVE & Arts Centre Melbourne present
King Stingray with Uncle Bart Willoughby, Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith, Sorong Samarai, Suga Cane Mamas, the Kulin Nations Songwomen, Kaiit, Birdz & Fred Leone and the Blaktivism house band
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
Fri 01 Dec
Welcome to Country, Mundanai and BLAKTIVISM
King Stingray are the next generation to lead a line-up of living legends and rising voices of First Nations musical activism.
Stand up and join Tasman Keith, Bart Willoughby, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe and more, for a collaborative set, performing together as the galvanised chorus of an unstoppable movement.
BLAKTIVISM 2023 will explore Skylore, the Lore that connects all First Nations cultures across the country through stories in the sky. Following the journey from the rise of the Evening star in the Kulin Nations to the rise of the Morning star in West Papua.
The fresh sounds of Yolŋu rock band King Stingray will follow the explosive BLAKTIVISM set. The five-piece outfit have cemented themselves as one of Australia’s eminent home-grown acts in a meteoric rise. Listen as they weave an ancient tradition of songlines dating back tens of thousands of years with modern surf-rock, connecting to home and family through every song.
BLAKTIVISM celebrates Blak Cultures and Blak Artivism in this country, reconnecting ancient songs across the region in a powerful one-night only special event.
BLAKTIVISM is curated by Gaba Musik, a First Nations owned and operated company.