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Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party raises the roof at the Rechabite

Emma Ruben -

Boorloo (Perth) residents who were anywhere near the famed Rechabite on Saturday, 18 February, would have heard the excitement from on-stage performers, the roar of the crowd and the buzz of electricity surrounding Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party.

2LUBLY, Miss Genius and Kobie Dee started the show off on stage.

Arguably, 10-year-old Noongar hip-hop artist Inkabee stole the show with his debut live performance.

One audience member was heard saying he'd "never seen a father and son rap duo" and he couldn't wait to hear more of them.

Inkabee's debut performance at Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party. Photo credit: Cam Campbell.

It was obvious from his first live performance that Inkabee was born for the stage. If you closed your eyes and only listened to the performance, you might think this was a seasoned musician performing.

10-year-old Inkabee was rapping and singing like he has been doing it since birth.

When it came time for Flewnt to perform, he commanded the crowd with song after song. He brought on a few other musicians to perform alongside him including Tani Walker and Razzy Mak.

Flewnt, the Nyoongar and Wongi rapper also known as Joshua Eggington, performed his new hit Hell No, a few unreleased hits, and crowd favourite Kya Kyana.

The crowd roared through his performance of Kya Kyana as Walker backed him up on vocals and the saxophone and trumpet guided the melodies.

Eggington said creating Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party came from the desire to uplift other artists all over Australia.

"We created Flewnt's Block Party because I want to highlight the amazing talent that we have all over the country and being able to build a solid foundation of support," Eggington said.

"We've got so much musical talent here and now we've got a platform for them to be able to jump up and really show their talent, that's what we're trying to build, this is something that is on a larger scale that really is ours.

"We can hold it and have pride in it in that way you know."

BARKAA performs at Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party. Photo credit: Cam Campbell

Malyangapa and Barkindji rapper BARKAA was the last artist to perform and spoke to the crowd intimately about her history with drug abuse and how she was seven years sober this October.

She came out with hits like For My Tittas and Black Matriarchy.

Finally, all the artists came on stage to close the block party in style. Flewnt and BARKAA freestyled together to end the night.

As an audience member, once you arrived at Flewnt's Boorloo Block Party, you couldn't help but never want to leave.


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