CURATED BY VYVIENNE ABLA
Get amped for an epic one-day concert with a killer line-up of Australia’s finest contemporary HipHop artists and musicians, curated by trailblazer Vyvienne Abla, founder of 4ESydney.
HOSTED BY ALETHEA BEETSON
DOBBY is a rapper, drummer and music composer. He proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, and is a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Weilmoringle, NSW. He has performed extensively locally including BIGSOUND and Sydney Opera House, and internationally in Germany, UK, USA and the Netherlands.
BARKAA is a Malyangapa, Barkindji woman from Western New South Wales, now living in South West Sydney on Gandangara land. Music to BARKAA has been part of her journey to express herself, the truth and issues impacting First Nations people.
Brisbane-based rapper KAYLAH TRUTH has reached new heights of sophistication and sass with her latest single ‘Wave’, a middle finger to the haters and an ode to all her hard work. The track sounds like Lemonade-era Beyoncé meets gritty old school HipHop, and the video is 100% Brisvegas.
Indigenous rapper, producer, dancer, visual designer and editor Coedie Ochre Warrah McCarthy is The Boy Of Many Colors That Came In The Falling Rain, which is the traditional meaning and translation of his name, and the inspiration behind the title of his new project. Coedie is also a founding member, vocalist and Didgeridoo player with Byron Bay based 4-peice Indigenoise.
RedBelly is a First Nations & Melanesian DJ based in Garlambirla. Weaving sounds of Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop to Reggae and Dancehall. She uses the art of sound to tell stories, empower and decolonize the arts industry.
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…..
Vyvienne Abla is a Producer and Artist & Tour Manager that has been working in the music and creative industries for 18 years locally and around the globe. 2007 she founded Vyva Entertainment, using HipHop and music culture to empower others, with a focus on integrating industry, education and community to create unique pathways for youth, artists and professionals.
2015, she launched 4ESydney, the only festival and conference of its kind in Australia, specialising in HipHop culture and multi-artform, interdisciplinary practice. For the community, by the community, 4ESydney, continues to gradually build a global infrastructure and platform for HipHop in Australia.
Over the years her work has gained international attention, being invited to New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Europe and Middle East as a result of her initiatives and work in Western Sydney.
Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220