Together with Blacktown Arts Centre and MusicNSW, we’ve taken our Music Open Day on the road for TRACKS; a series of free events headlined by rising local talent with advice on making music from the experts.
On Friday October 13, we hosted a Q&A session with:
Thelma is an Indigenous Australian singer songwriter from Delungra, New South Wales. She has won a Deadly for Most Promising New Talent in Music as well as Triple J’s National Indigenous Music Awards competition.
Since casting a spell with her debut EP ‘Rosie’ in 2013 and follow up ‘Monster’ in 2014, Plum has put down her guitar and taken a step in an exciting new musical direction. She’s written and performed with Australian hip hop heavyweights including Spit Syndicate and A.B Original, and has played shows and festivals across the country including Brisbane Festival, Twilight at Taronga and Falls Festival. Thelma Plum’s debut album is on it’s way.
Frank is a Koori from north-west New South Wales. He has been heavily involved in pushing Australia’s growing Indigenous hip hop scene to the forefront through his work with Koori Radio and the Australian Council for the Arts.
Frank co-hosts Koori Radio’s Indij Hip Hop show, providing a crucial platform for both emerging and established Indigenous hip hop artists. With over 12 years experience in the arts sector, Frank’s current role sees him delivering projects for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait arts section of the Australia Council for the Arts. Frank also manages his own contemporary music business.
Rhyan Clapham proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, and a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Brewarrina, New South Wales. Aged 23, he has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of NSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip Hop music).
As a hip hop artist and drummer, Rhyan has performed at Yabun Festival, Sydney Conservatorium, Koori Radio events and at NAIDOC celebrations across Australia. He’s also played Wollombi Music Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Psyfari Fest as part of Sydney outfit Jackie Brown Jr.
Rhyan has also been a regular guest presenter on Koori Radio’s Indij HipHop show. Hear him on FBi Radio with Coda Conduct for ‘What’s Good’ each Wednesday
Sydney rappers Sally and Erica are dropping jaws with their quickfire flow and tongue-in-cheek brand of humour as Coda Conduct.
Originally from Canberra, the duo are now based in Sydney and present FBi Radio’s weekly hip hop show ‘What’s Good’. Making a name for themselves with their cheeky, fast-paced, lyricism, Coda Conduct have gone on to play alongside Charli 2Na, Citizen Kay, Thundamentals, Pharoahe Monch and Tkay Maidza.
Plus Izzy, Koori Radio, FBi Radio & MusicNSW and live performances from Nooky, Rebecca Hatch, Dobby & Izzy.