FBi Radio celebrates NAIDOC Week 2018

July 6th 2018

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we broadcast and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We’re taking the opportunity this week to do just that, so join us as we shine a spotlight on just a tiny fraction of the amazing Indigenous artists, performers and change-makers that are leaving their mark on Sydney music, art and culture.

Here’s what’s coming up…



The Hon Linda Burney MP on Mornings 9/7

The Hon Linda Burney MP will be in to chat with Bridie about her Keynote speech at Sydney University’s NAIDOC week celebration, this year’s theme ‘Because of Her We Can’, and her personal journey from western Sydney teacher to being the first Aboriginal Woman to serve in the Australian House of Reps.

Laurren Brannigan-Onato on Mornings 9/7

Laurren Brannigan-Onato is a Development Associate at the Indigenous Department of Screen Australia. She’s bringing Indigenous filmmaker Ismail Kahn in to talk about how best to encourage and support emerging Indigenous film talent.

Birdz on Arvos 9/7

Emerging early with a series of free online releases, N.T. raised rapper Birdz is taking his message to the masses via debut album ‘Train of Thought’, a string of shows with the likes of Briggs, The Funkoars, Joelistics, and Thundamentals, and a nom for “Best Independent Hip Hop Album” at the 12th Air Awards.


Rebecca Hatch on Mornings 10/7

Aboriginal/Pacific Islander SMAC Award nominated soul singer Rebecca Hatch is coming in to chat with Bridie about what’s going on in her world, and about her upcoming set at the Lansdowne’s NAIDOC Week Block Party on 15 July.

DRMNGNOW on Arvos 10/7

Rapper Neil Morris (DRMNGNOW) will be in to talk to Twitey about releases “Indigenous Land” and “Australia Does Not Exist” as well as the Lansdowne’s NAIDOC Week Block Party on 15 July with Rebecca Hatch + heaps of others.

Waak Waak Djungi on Body Promise 10/7

Waak Waak Djungi is the project of three Yolngu songmen from Northeast Arnhem Land – Bobby Bunnungurr, Jimmy Djamunba and Peter Milaynga (d. 2007). Body Promise chats with Bobby and collaborator Peter Mumme about the release of their album Waak Waak ga Min Min.


DISPOSSESSED on Arvos 11/7

Uncompromising, unapologetic metal monsters DISPOSSESSED hit the FBi Radio studios to give us the good word on their involvement in the Fundraiser for the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance where they’ll play alongside Canine and Coward Punch among others.

Koori Radio takeover of Sunset 11/7

Frank and Renee of the Indij Hip Hop Show on Koori Radio 93.7FM, takeover Wednesday Sunset, serving up a feast of killer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hip Hop for your listening pleasure.

John Mawurndjul Exhibition on Mornings 11/7

Lucy Smith interviews the curators of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work which recently opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). Photo: Ngalyod (detail), 2012 courtesy of John Mawurndjul

Elizabeth Sheppard on Arvos 11/7

Darren and Grace are joined by Elizabeth Sheppard, a music diploma graduate of Eora Aboriginal College, and a Noongar Yamatji Aboriginal singer and composer sponsored by Mooghalin Arts. She will be performing at Burramatta NAIDOC with Darug women Stacy Jane Etal and Aunty Judy Joyce.


Alana Valentine on Mornings 12/7

Lucy will chat with Alana Valentine, dramaturg on Bangarra’s most recent production Dark Emu. Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories, and is currently showing at The Opera House. Image credit: Daniel Boud.

Kobie Dee on Mornings 12/7

Kobie Dee is an emerging Sydney rapper repping the Lexo area of Maroubra, and our Indie Artist of the Week. He’s coming in to chat with Lucy about his new single and give us some insight into the history that has shaped his message and his music.

Klub Koori on Mornings 12/7

Klub Koori comes in to chat their return to Carriageworks on 14 July with the award winning Electric Fields to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Electric Fields will be joined by Kaiit, Dwayne Broome, Chloe Grant-King and Kakyra Ocean.


National Centre for Indigenous Excellence come in to give Lucy  the lowdown on the NAIDOC Inner City Family and Sports Day on the 13th which will feature local artists, sport clinics and competitions, arts & craft activities and rides and amusements for kids.

Koori Radio takeover of Out of the Box 12/7

Emily Nicol from Making Tracks on Koori Radio 93.7FM will be taking over OOTB – our longform interview program, bringing her superior knowledge of deadly Indigenous music, arts and culture.

Tasman Keith on Lunch 12/7

Next big hip-hop thing Tasman Keith will be in to talk to Maia about his fire new single “My Pelopolees” and forthcoming vid filmed in Bowraville on the Mid North Coast.

Baker Boy on Arvos 12/7

Baker Boy aka Danzel Baker is a dancer, artist, actor and rapper from Milingimbi in North East Arnhem Land – a quadruple threat! Fresh off a national tour, Danzel drops by to let Tommy in on all the details.

Carmen Glynn-Braun on Arvos 12/7

Carmen Glynn-Braun talks to Tommy and Tash about her part in the Green on Red exhibition at The Bearded Tit. Her work ‘Skins’, is displayed in the STREETSPACE so check it out if you’re wandering down Regent St. Photo: ‘Skins’, @thebeardedtit instagram.


Nicole Tania on The Midday Mix 13/7

Ahead of her set at the NAIDOC Week Block Party at the Lansdowne, Nicole Tania comes in to give us an hour-long taste of what we can expect.

Nooky on Arvos 13/7

Yuin rapper Nooky, aka Corey Webster has shared the stage with Urthboy, Briggs, Jimblah, The Daily Meds and toured with P Smurf. He’s also been flown to LA to work with The Black Eyed Peas nbd. He’ll be in to tell us what’s up and chat about his NAIDOC charity gig. Photo courtesy of Bad Apples Music.


Agenda 14/7

Katie and Tanya will be joined by representatives from Burramatta NAIDOC in Parramatta and Klub Koori ahead of their return to Carriageworks for the respective lows-down.


Canvas: Art + Ideas 15/7

The team will be canvassing the Museum of Contemporary Art’s NAIDOC programming with an MCA representative.


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