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Ngana Birrung (Black Stars) is back, featuring some of the best First Nations music talent in Australia

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An incredible line-up of First Nations music talent will hit the stage this month in a series of Western Sydney concerts: Ngana Birrung (Dharug for Black Stars) is back.

The stellar all-female line-up will be headlined by ARIA award-winner Kaiit and Triple J's Unearthed Artist of the Year Miss Kaninna and supported by Kootsie Don.

With stunning vocals and fierce rhymes, Kaiit is a heavy hitter in the Australian music scene and has amassed fans around the world with 30 million streams and 90,000 followers on Spotify. Her soulful song Miss Shiney won an ARIA award in 2019 for Best Soul/R&B Release and she went on to sell out multiple national tours, perform at Splendour in the Grass and Laneway Festival.

Solidifying her role as "one to watch", Miss Kaninna gave one of the most talked-about performances at last year's Bigsound festival, shortly followed by the announcement of her nomination for Best Song/Track and The Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent at the recent Music Victoria awards.

She received the inaugural Justin Crosby Best Emerging Artist award at SXSW Sydney before being crowned Unearthed Artist of The Year at 2023's J Awards, off the back of her release Blak Britney.

Kootsie Don is an independent rising Indigenous Australian actor, rapper, singer and songwriter. She comes in a small size but her music and her presence are XXL with her latest release Lemme Know accumulating more than 30k streams on Spotify.

You can catch Kaiit and Miss Kaninna in a three-night concert series:

Friday 22 March – Penrith

Saturday 23 March – Parramatta

Sunday 24 March - Campbelltown

All three shows are open to all ages.

Tickets: Penrith - $5 tickets; Campbelltown – Free and ticketed; Parramatta – Free and not ticketed.

Patron advice: Likely strong language, cultural sensitivity and adult themes. Adult supervision recommended for ages 18 and under

Kaiit performing live. Image: supplied.


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