Some of Australia’s hottest urban talent have banded together with national anti-racism organisation All Together Now to bring Rock Against Racism to life for the first time on December 7, encouraging the national conversation around race to the forefront using the global language of music.
Sydney's own NGAIIRE will be joined on Rock Against Racism by YouTube Creators for Change alumni L-FRESH The LION, who recently sent waves through the industry for his Tribeca Film Festival debuted single Raci$t/Our World. The rest of the night will be in the capable and very talented hands of hip hop artist B-WISE, soul songstress THANDI PHOENIX and outspoken Indigenous rapper KAYLAH TRUTH.
2017 has been a polarising year for the topic of identity and race in Australia. With a range of views cutting through the media, Rock Against Racism is designed to bring the national conversation out of the shadows and provide a safe space for encouraging more young people to speak out.
"We believe everybody needs to have a good understanding of what racism is so that they are empowered to act when they witness it," said Priscilla Brice, All Together Now's Managing Director.
"One in five Australians experienced racism over the past year, and we know from research that one way to reduce this statistic is by all of us challenging racism wherever it occurs."
Rock Against Racism will take place on December 7th at Sydney's Manning Bar with an incredible line-up of artists that have maintained a brave stance on the subject.
Rock Against Racism is organised by the national anti-racism organisation All Together Now with support from Multicultural NSW and TheMusic.com.au. Funding for Rock Against Racism has been provided by the NSW Government.