Listen to Diversity in the media and creating a modern day songline for the 21st century50:072 September 2020

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 it comes to representation.

Areej is also joined by Butchulla hip hop artist, Birdz to talk about his new single Bagi-la-m Bargan, inspired by the story of the Butchulla people witnessing Captain Cook sailing past Fraser Island (Kgari). The song is written from the perspective of a young warrior defending his country. Bagi-la-m Bargan is amongst several songs that were commissioned to create a modern-day songline for 21st century Australia in Looky Looky, Here Comes Cooky a new documentary by NITV that tells the Indigenous story of connection to Country, resistance, and survival throughout history.

Birdz drops new single | SBS

Australian media diversity report | ABC

Looky Looky, Here Comes Cooky | SBS On Demand

Birdz Feat. Fred Leone - Bagi-la-m Bargan | YouTube

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