Gadigal Information Service, the not-for-profit Aboriginal community group that incorporates Koori Radio 93.7FM, has been giving Aboriginal people and their stories a voice for over two decades.
Hosted by nearby Carriageworks, Live and Deadly is an impressive program that aims to acknowledge and preserve the important stories of past and current Redfern residents. Paying tribute to the rich local community of Aboriginal political and cultural thinkers, artists and leaders, Live and Deadly will explore iconic moments in the area’s often-tumultuous social history. Events such as Keating’s Redfern speech, The Apology, the Redfern riots, the Mabo victory and ongoing life on the Block are brought back through a candid collection of personal archives, film works, radio recordings and photography.
Koori Radio has historically been a critical platform for Aboriginal musicians. To celebrate this, Koori Radio is broadcasting live out of Carriagworks every Thursday night. There’s also an all-ages show on July 4 – a retrospective of Aboriginal classics that launched the careers of major Aboriginal musicians.
Live and Deadly also presents two industry forums, which feature discussion among community leaders and artists about the future of Aboriginal radio and music industries. Presented by Lily Shearer, general manager of the Gadigal Information Service and Daniel Browning, presenter on ABC Radio National’s Awaye! program, these forums are a must for anyone passionate about community radio and the local Redfern community.
All events are free, but you’ll need to book a spot to attend the music forums. See the full list of times and dates below.
Live and Deadly exhibition – June 27 to August 1
Black Vinyl: a Retrospective of Aboriginal Music feat. Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Microwave Jenny, Radical Son – Thursday July 4, 7pm-11pm
The Black President, a Princess & The Rhythm Divine feat. Koori DJs broadcasting live out of Carriageworks’ Cornerstone Bar – Thursday July 18, 7pm–11pm
The Foundations of Koori Radio with NITV journalist Nancia Guivarra and founding Koori Radio broadcasters and staff – Thursday July 4, 4.30pm
The Digital Future: Kooris in Space, a casual yarn about the future of Aboriginal broadcasting, with Radio National presenter Daniel Browning – Thursday July 24, 4.30pm
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh