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Exploring environmental justice for First Nations People, why racial silence and complicity is to blame for indigenous deaths in custody and Okenyo’s new Solo EP

Seed Mob Organising Coordinator, Tishiko King chats to Areej about the Environmental Film Festival of Australia & the online launch and screening of The Condor & The Eagle, a documentary about South…


Past and Future, looking historically at Black Lives Matter and dreaming up a post-colonial Australia.

Areej is joined by Dr Andrew Peters, a proud Wurundjeri and Yorta Yorta man and senior lecturer at Swinburne University, to discuss the historical elements behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and how…


Why Australia must stop turning a blind eye to our own black deaths & Media Framing of the issue

Hayden Moon, proud queer Wiradjuri Brotherboy and co-founder of Trans Action Warrang, chats to Areej about their piece for Junkee, Australia Must Stop Turning A Blind Eye To Our Own Black Deaths.


Kamasi Washington on jazz, life and politics & exploring a Māori cyberpunk city in Umurangi Generation

Legendary jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington jumps on the line to chat with Areej about writing and composing the soundtrack for the recently released documentary about Michelle Obama, Becoming. Kamasi digs deep, chatting about…


Australia’s economic reliance on international students & how artists prepare for a pandemic

This week on The Rap, Areej is joined by immigration lawyer Sanmati Verma to discuss Australia’s economic reliance on international students and the lack of support being provided to them during the…


Thinking Through Covid, Hoda Afshar on photography and Sampa in the mix

Areej interviews Dr Bryan Mukandi, a philosopher and lecturer in medical ethics at the University of Queensland, about his piece “Thinking Through Covid-19”. Melbourne based artist and scholar Hoda Afshar talks about her…


Exploring Covid-19 within the context of Colonialism with Claire G. Coleman

Areej is joined by writer and Noongar woman Claire G. Coleman to discuss her essay for the Koorie Heritage Trust titled “COVID and Colonialism” as part of the KHT Voices series.

Plus, Dr…


Blak Blogging with YIRRAMBOI and graphic novels with Hamishi

Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI festival and proud Yalukit-willam woman, Caroline Martin, talks to Areej about the commissions for the 2021 YIRRAMBOI festival closing and the launch of their Blak Bloggers Project.

Plus, local…


New policing powers and the effects of Covid-19 on Australia’s prison plus Afrika Connexions on the mix!

Aboriginal lawyer descended from the Larrakia people of Darwin and legal director at the Human Rights Law Centre, Shaleena Musk discusses with Areej why reducing the amount detainees within confined spaces at immigration…


Covid-19’s impact on migrant workers and shooting the breeze with Alice Skye

Director of the Migrant Workers Centre, Matt Kunkel, joins Areej to discuss the urgent need for migrant workers to be given access both healthcare and welfare support during the current pandemic and what…

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