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As part of Melbourne Fashion Festival, Music Victoria presents #POOKIE live at Collingwood Yards.
MFF and Collingwood Yards have proudly joined forces to champion a diverse range of artists and creatives across an Independent Program of events held throughout the precinct.
POOKIE is a South Sudanese rapper, songwriter, composer and producer who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. At age seven, her family migrated to Australia where she was introduced to the works of Missy Elliot and the world of hip hop music at large. POOKIE’s art and music have become dynamic displays of her South Sudanese roots.
Join us on Friday, March 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are free. RSVP on Eventbrite ➡️
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[Image description: press shot of POOKIE in a studio. The photograph is tinted green with orange accents.]
Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk – Song Together
Presented by Still Here Arts & Culture and Music Victoria
Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk – Song Together
Presented by Still Here Arts & Culture and Music Victoria


Isaiah Firebrace (Yorta Yorta , Gunditjmara)

Bricky B (Yorta Yorta)

Shanikwa AJ (Yorta Yorta , Bundjalung)

Lillie Walker (Yorta Yorta , Kuku Yalanji)

DJVM (Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri)


Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk translates to Song Together in Yorta Yorta language.

Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk is all about song being shared. Song being shared together, generated by kinship systems that are linked to many thousands of years of connection to this land and to the culture that it is connected to.

Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk is an event that will give both a glimpse into the future, and a special offering of the now, featuring a line-up of some of the most exciting emerging Yorta Yorta talent from the local region alongside more established artists.

The line-up brings together DJVM – a Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri woman who will DJ throughout the event, offering selections of First Nations sounds. We’ll then hear from the powerful Shepparton based emerging star – and Yorta Yorta, Kuku Yalanji woman – Lillie Walker. Lillie will be followed by talented Yorta Yorta, Bundjalung songwriter, Shanikwa AJ.  And then onto local Yorta Yorta hip hop and spoken word artist, Bricky B . Headlining this event is the exciting and captivating talent that is 2016 X Factor winner, Isaiah Firebrace (Yorta Yorta , Gunditjmara).

This #SheppMusicWeek showcase is brought to you by Still Here, Riverlinks, Songlines and Music Victoria.

This event will take place on Yorta Yorta country and we acknowledge the eight clan groups of Yorta Yorta Nation, of which Still Here Arts & Culture operates. We Acknowledge that our Sovereignty has not been ceded and that this Always Was and Always Will be Indigenous Land.