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A selection of First Nations performances and events from the Sydney Opera House.

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  • Ziggy Ramo | Little Things (feat. Paul Kelly)

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this film contains voices and videos of deceased persons.

    In a cinematic journey tracking forward and backwards in time, Ziggy Ramo makes his directorial debut with the music video for his new single “Little Things” feat Paul Kelly....

  • Badu Gili | Wonder Women

    A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule ('where the knowledge waters meet'), a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of yea...

  • Yarning Country | Curated by Rachael Hocking

    5 videos

    Join some of our most creative voices, brought together from across the country, as they share stories, memories and songs. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking; this is a night for dance and laughter, spirit and survival, community, creation and love. Welcome to country by Aunty Rhonda Dixo...

  • Barrabuwari - A Sunset Gathering of Music | Live on the Forecourt

    7 videos

    The future of Australian music assembles for Barrabuwari (‘tomorrow’ in the Gadigal language), an Indigenous-led and culturally diverse showcase that highlights the next generation of game-changers across hip-hop, pop, soul, and techno. Featuring Barkaa, Becca Hatch, JK-47, Kobie Dee, Milan Ring...

  • DOBBY | From Our House To Yours

    Rhyan Clapham, aka DOBBY, is a Filipino and Aboriginal rapper, drummer and speaker with family from Brewarrina on Ngemba land. Direct from the Joan Sutherland Theatre, he combines cultural stories and experiences with his impressive vocal, keyboard and drum skills to create rap that is contagious...

  • Barrabuwari presents Ziggy Ramo | Live on the Forecourt

    Returning to the Sydney Opera House after his digital debut as part of From Our House to Yours, Ziggy Ramo is a gifted young rapper who has quickly become one the nation’s hip-hop luminaries. Mixing provocative rhymes and old school inspired beats to uplift community and speak truth to power, his...

  • Bow and Arrow | From Our House To Yours

    Meet eccentric Blue Mountains-based electro soul duo Bow and Arrow, aka husband and wife team Mindy Jane (Bow) and Mitchell Kwanten (Arrow).

    These talented partners in crime have been seen tearing up the stage at Homeground, and headlining this year's Badu Gili Live series. Gathering a followi...

  • Julian Bel Bachir - Sounds of Sahara | From Our House To Yours

    Join Julian Bel Bachir for a melodic odyssey as he voyages through traditional melodies of Indigenous music from North-Western Africa with a modern influence. Accompanied by a collective of musicians of Saharan and sub-Saharan ethnic backgrounds the seasoned producer and musician fuses traditiona...

  • Dance Rites 2019 | First Nations Dance & Culture

    Dance Rites — Australia’s First Nations dance competition — is the Sydney Opera House’s free celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance and cultures on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, taking place each spring. In November 2019, more than 350 performers from 19 Aboriginal and Torre...

  • Adam Briggs reads Our Home Our Heartbeat | Footlights & Booklights

    Our Home, Our Heartbeat read by Briggs, adapted from his hit song 'The Children Came Back', listen to the multi-talented Briggs read his debut children’s book 'Our Home, Our Heartbeat'. Featuring past and present Indigenous legends, this book is a joyous celebration of the oldest continuous cultu...

  • Guwanyi Walama | Kids' Tour of the Sydney Opera House precinct

    Join our Indigenous narrators on a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point in this digital tour created especially for kids!

    Beginning from creation time to pre-settlement and the arrival of the first fleet, learn about the daily life of the Gadigal people and the land of Tubowgu...