The New Corroboree

University of Melbourne
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Meanjin, 2006, 65 (1), pp. 20 - 28
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'HERE we go--here's a bit of a history lesson for ya.' We're backstage at the Manning Bar at Sydney University with Munki Mark, Aboriginal MC, former member of mixed-race Sydney hip hop collective South West Syndicate. He is waiting to do his sound check for Klub Koori, Sydney's first Indigenous hip hop showcase, billed as 'contemporary musical storytelling from an Indigenous perspective'. It's being presented by Koori Radio and the Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation, and MC'd by stand-up comic and hip hop fellow traveller Sean Choolburra. Following Mark on the bill will be Ebony Williams, Sydney 'femcee' and Indigenous Music Officer for the Music Managers Forum; Mark's former SWS cohort Brotha Black; and Murri MC and producer Lez Beckett, winner of a 2005 Deadly Award for most promising new talent, with his new crew Cypher Duem. Headliners are Newcastle-based Local Knowledge, the Aboriginal hip hop buzz group of the moment and winners of the 2005 Deadly Award and 2004 MusicOz award.
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