NAIDOC Week Solidarity Concert
Thursday, 27 June 2013, 07:00 pm — Thursday, 27 June 2013, 11:30 pm
|Location||Bar on the Hill, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan|
|Contact||UoN Services - E: email@example.com T: +61 2 4985 4322|
|RSVP||Wednesday. 1 January 2014|
The NAIDOC Week Solidarity Concert coincides with The Wollotuka Institute's 30th anniversary and is a joint endeavour between Wollotuka and The U.
Headlined by Last Kinection and supported by Whitehouse, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this free event at Bar on the Hill in June.
The Last Kinection are an Indigenous hip hop trio made up of brother and sister Weno and Nay, and long time friend DJ Jaytee. No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection are breaking down stereotypes and introducing Australia to the next generation of Indigenous music. The three members are all at University studying, Weno is in his 3rd year of Medicine, Jaytee is completing his Bachelor in Visual Communications and Nay is undertaking an entry course to be able to study Entertainment Law next year.
"Our elders fought hard for our right to study, work and be able to make better lives for ourselves. I believe we need to take up the opportunities that they have made possible", says Weno.
Supports, Whitehouse have something to say and knows how to play. The front section consists of Grant Saunders aka Sonic Nomad on vocals and his cousin Allan Morris on guitars. Saunders has been writing Protest music since he first heard Grand Master Flash's 'The Message'. Morris is the third generation of a long line of talented Koori Morris musicians and can play drums, keys and bass almost as well as he plays lead guitar. This colossal Koori writing team combined with a hot Sri Lankan rhythm section with D Man on Bass and Cha Cha on drums forms a concoction that can only be described as fresh and highly infectious.
Transport home from the gig is also taken care of with a free bus running into the transport hubs in Newcastle and Hamilton after the show. Doors open 7pm. Entry is free.