“Reel back in time to pre-colonisation, and the percentage of Indigenous acts performing music anywhere on this land was a very significant, and you guessed it, 100%” DRMNGNOW via The Guardian.
Through the Under Occupation keynote and Sovereign Sounds workshop, BIGSOUND 2019 put forward the proposition of a 100% Blak Music industry. In 2020, Ziggy Ramo released the ‘surprise’ album ‘Black Thoughts’, written five years ago, to coincide with the Black Lives Matter marches. A deeply personal album that resonates with Indigenous people all across the continent, ‘Black Thoughts’ calls for change and the need “to learn our true history”. For decades Rhoda Roberts has championed Indigenous musicians through broadcasting, festival programming and more. Her on-going legacy paved the way for even considering a 100% Blak Music industry.
Join Rhoda Roberts and Ziggy Ramo as they discuss the future of the music industry from a place of sovereignty, truth-telling and change.