Burramatta NAIDOC Day
An all-day festival for the whole family. With live music and entertainment, workshops for all ages, craft activities, First Nations markets, Speak Out Tent (Yuin Byalla), community BBQ and corroboree ground.
City of Parramatta is bringing local Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations back in 2021 to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for NAIDOC Week 2021.
This year’s theme of Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.
Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.
If you’re interested in becoming a stallholder at this year’s Burramatta NAIDOC Day, please complete the Burramatta Day stallholder expressions of interest form, here.
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.
She has released her debut single this year "For My Tittas" and has made waves within her community with the "Pass The Ochre" challenge. She has completed numerous interviews, performed at a number of venues, as well as online events during the pandemic.
Her most recent collaboration was with DOBBY "I CAN'T BREATHE" highlighting Black Deaths In Custody, hitting ABC’s RAGE. BARKAA also released a collaboration with Mackridge "22CLAN" as a testament to their people. BARKAA as an artist likes to talk about contemporary issues as well as her culture.
2020 has been a massive year for BARKAA as she launched herself onto the music scene. She was recently awarded the 2020 PUMA Rookie Of The Year Award for Acclaim Magazine and has been listed as one of the Top 5 female rappers in Australia by ABC’s Triple J, one of 15 Sydney rappers ruling 2020 by Redbull and featured in GQ Magazine, proving that BARKAA is on a fast and steady incline as a critical contributor to Australia’s musical landscape.
BARKAA has also been nominated for FBi's 2020 SMAC Awards in the 'Next Big Thing' category and for her collaboration with DOBBY for I Can't Breathe in the 'Best Video' category.
If you’re a Hip Hop fan in Australia, you should by now know the name JK-47. Whether you know him as the 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year, or from his jaw-dropping Like A Version where he put a fantastic twist on 'Changes' by 2Pac, you would already know that the talented Indigenous artist is a force to be reckoned with. It's no surprise to see acts like Illy, ChillinIT, Nerve and many more showing him love.
At the age of fourteen, JK-47 began writing rhymes & rapping. Over the years his name has become all too familiar, not just on home turf in the shire of Tweed, but also right across the Australian hip-hop landscape. His ability to put pen to pad & produce timeless lyrics, painting pictures with his music, is second to none.
Having already scored a triple j feature album on his debut, nominations for Best New Act at the 2021 Rolling Stone Awards and Acclaim Magazine Rookie of the Year, and being booked for festivals like Yours & Owls, Fresh Produce and Adelaide Festival, you can’t deny JK-47 is well on the right path for a bright future.
The man is on a mission to touch the hearts & minds of those not just his home country, but all around the world. A mission he will achieve.