Listen to Skipping down Sydney’s Science Trail, more support for First Nations musicians and Briggs’ new EP, Always Was36:1619 August 2020

Director of the Indigenous Working Group at Forest Stewardship Council of Australia, Rachel Cavanagh phones in to discuss the Sydney Science Trial, a free digital quest chockablock with interactive games, live-streamed talks and wild science shows. The program supported by the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is currently underway until September 15th. Rachel also talked about the impacts of and opportunities for change that have arisen from the horrendous bushfires that ravaged the country earlier this year.

Areej is also joined by Walpiri, Jawoyn and Gurindji woman, Cerisa Grant who was recently appointed to Support Act’s First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker role. The newly created role is designed to increase the number of First Nations artists, crew and music workers accessing the crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing services offered by Support Act.

Lastly, rapper, record label owner and comedy writer Adam Briggs joins Areej on the line to chat about what he’s been up to, his latest single Go To War featuring Thelma and his upcoming EP Always Was, his first solo release since 2014’s Sheplife. The new EP launches on Thursday, August 20th as part of Insides Sets virtual gig series and will be out everywhere on Friday, August 21st.

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Briggs Feat. Thelma Plum - Go To War

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Brigg - Always Was (EP)

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