NAIDOC Week, the annual celebration of the achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is set to return this month from July 8–14, and Klub Koori is always a highlight of the week.
The mini-festival, which will take place on Saturday, July 14, is hosted by Sydney's only First Nations radio station Koori Radio and presented in collaboration with contemporary art space Carriageworks. The event promotes the talents of established and young Indigenous artists to a large and diverse audience while also advocating for a broader appreciation of Indigenous arts and culture. For $15, you can expect a great mix of hard-hitting beats and sultry tones across the night, with things kicking off at 8pm.
Adelaide electro-soul act Electric Fields are top billed. The award-winning duo's clash of traditional Indigenous culture — including member Zaachariaha Fielding singing in his traditional language — with electronic music has made them a sought-after outfit across Australia and the world. They'll share the stage with the honeyed neo-soul vocals of Kaiit and upcoming artists including rapper Dwayne Broome, Chloe Grant-King and Kakyra Ocean.
Organiser Koori Radio 97.3FM has been on-air since 1993, offering listeners a 'live and deadly' cultural mix of Australian and International Indigenous music interspersed with discussions on news, current affairs and community information.
Klub Koori will take place at Carriageworks on Saturday, July 14 from 8pm onwards. To purchase tickets, visit the Carriageworks website. Koori Radio will also broadcast the performances on-air and online.
Image: Matsu Photography.