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Wandering through Wurundjeri Songlines and representation through rapping with JamarzOnMarz

Every autumn and spring, the FUSE festival transforms Darebin into a dynamic hub of creativity. The festival ignites the suburb, bringing together artists, the community, and audiences to visit the parks, theatres, galleries…


Navigating NIRIN NAARM & Deadly yarns

Earlier this year the 22nd Biennial of Sydney ran from March to October. It was an artist and First Nations-led endeavour presenting an expansive exhibition of contemporary art that connected local communities and…


Curating masterclasses for a culturally diverse music industry

Creating and ensuring diversity in the music industry is an ongoing and ever-challenging battle. Luckily, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators there will soon be more support available. National Manager of…


Living in the Cool Zone

Living in the “cool zone” sounds great, but not that’s not the case for people actually living in it. Culture and tech writer for Vice/ Motherboard, Gita Jackson joins Areej to discuss what…


The abandonment of migrant workers, abolishing prejudiced systems & finding blackness in a white world

National Co-director of Democracy in Colour, Neha Madhok joined Areej to discuss the recent report released by the Migrant Workers Justice Initiative, As If We Aren’t Human, that detailed the abandonment of temporary…


Criticising deaths in custody and delivering culturally safe mental health care

Content warning: The first interview with Dr. Hannah McGlade is heavy and covers distressing topics. If you wish to skip ahead, jump to 17:56

Noongar woman and Senior Indigenous Research Fellow at Curtin…


Profiling professional cycling’s history of anti-blackness

Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton, Dr. Marlon Moncrieffe joins Areej to discuss his recent piece for The Conversation, Facing up to cycling’s history of anti-blackness. An in-depth article detailing the past…


Addressing recent issues in American academia with Lauren Michele Jackson, financial and industry support for BIPOC theatre performers, and Solli Raphael’s new book, Spotlight

Author and American culture critic from Northwestern University, Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson joins Areej to talk about her latest book White Negroes ahead of her appearance at Broadly Speaking for the Wheeler Centre…


Addressing Aboriginal incarceration rates, pop culture and films chat plus Mulalo’s new single & guest mix

Areej is joined by Wamba Wamba First Nations person and Centre Manager of the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW, Eddie Synot who discussed the university’s open letter that called for urgent action to address…


Diversity in the media and creating a modern day songline for the 21st century

Journalist, radio presenter, and producer, Nicola Joseph discusses with Areej the need for diversity within our media and Media Diversity Australia’s recent report that outlined how behind our country’s media landscape is when…

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The Rap weaves conversations about culture, politics, literature, art and music into a weekly mix.