Playlist: Support Black & First Nations Artists

June 3rd 2020

Purchase music from Black and First Nations via Bandcamp artists as means of demonstrating financial support.

We acknowledge that all the work we undertake occurs on stolen Aboriginal land. Redfern, in Gadigal land, has long been the heart of Aboriginal resistance and resilience in Australia.

We also recognise our privilege and role in an industry that is built off a history of appropriating Black music and art forms, and that the vast majority of the music and art forms we consume, play and benefit from are rooted in Black culture.

Up until now, FBi Radio has ensured that 50% of the music we play is made by BIPOC artists. We acknowledge that this isn’t enough, and are working to increase this quota. Going forward, we commit to a full day of music programming by solely Black and First Nations artists on the first Wednesday of every month. This very small step is the first of many we will take to better amplify, platform and centre Black and First Nations voices.

Below is a compilation of music featured on air made by Black artists, both local and international, and First Nations artists, from which you can purchase directly.

If you are a music consumer looking to support Black and First Nations artists, opening your wallet is a good place to start.

You can also find the playlist on Spotify – including music from more local Black and First Nations artists – below.

For anti-racism resources, including petitions, protests, places to donate, reading materials, groups and activists to support and cultural resources, click here.

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