Go to RECONCILIATION DAY EVE 2022

Sunday 29 May 6.30pm

The Australian Capital Territory observes Reconciliation Day, a public holiday marking the start of National Reconciliation Week. And on the eve of Reconciliation Day, Canberra Theatre Centre is the place where some of the strongest voices in the country unite. Featuring the extraordinary talent of powerhouse rapper Briggs, soulful electronic music duo Electric Fields and the award winning singer Christine Anu, this is an event not to be missed for those who love Australian music and believe in its power to change the country for the better. Canberra Theatre Centre’s first Reconciliation Day Eve concert was held in 2018, on the eve of the first Reconciliation Day public holiday and planned as an annual event. The event returns in 2022 after a hiatus in 2020 and 2021. Briggs Briggs is one of the most important voices in Australian music. The rapper and Bad Apples Music Founder/CEO is a blazing voice for the rights of Aboriginal people. The rapper has achieved critically acclaimed albums both as a solo artist and as one half of the award winning duo, A.B. Original. As a multidisciplinary artist, Briggs has established himself as one of the Australia’s most diverse talents in music, TV, and comedy. His on-screen work includes Black Comedy, The Other Guy, Cleverman, and The Weekly, and he also utilised his off-screen work talent as a show writer for Matt Groening’s Netflix series Enchanted. Briggs entered the world of publishing with the release of his illustrated children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat in 2020. Electric Fields Electric Fields is a soulful and unique electronic music duo from Adelaide that features music producer/composer Michael Ross and vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding. Zaachariaha sings in the traditional languages of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people and English to create a distinctive and emotive mixture of living traditional Aboriginal culture and electronic music. Since releasing their debut EP Inma in 2016, the duo has been on an upwards trajectory, receiving a multitude of music awards, playing shows around the world and taking to the stage as finalists for Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2019. Christine Anu Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most popular recording artists and performers with 17 ARIA nominations, including the APRA AMCOS award-winning My Island Home and her platinum album Stylin’ Up. She has one of the country’s most enduring and recognisable voices and is and will always be proud of her Torres Strait Islander heritage. She believes strongly in advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a prominent voice of Multicultural Australia. Jem Cassar-Daley The daughter of Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley is becoming an indie pop sensation in her own right. The singer-songwriter from Brisbane holds a captivating stage presence that showcases her incredible vocals and song writing skills, which saw her take out the Indigenous Music Award at the QMAs this March. In 2021, Cassar-Daley kicked off her solo career with the sensational debut single Letting Go, followed up with sophomore track Changes and her latest single Like It More, with an EP on the way soon. Caiti Baker Caiti Baker is a genre-bending singer/songwriter from Darwin, Larrakia land in the Northern Territory. Originally half of the experimental hip-hop duo Sietta, Baker has since stepped out on her own and has been wowing Australian crowds with her powerful song writing and fiery presence since 2015. In 2017, her debut solo album, Zinc, received widespread praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, The Australian and Double J. “Caiti Baker is a genuine one-off, whose startling musicality and originality embraces like a breath of fresh air.” – Tony Hillier, The Australian While the world was on pause in 2020, Baker released her second album, Mary of The North - a love letter to her home of the Northern Territory. Pheno Pheno (aka Jess Green) is a local Canberran musician, who returned from Sydney in 2016 after working as a as a freelance guitarist and singer. In 2017, she released her debut EP Dragon Year as part of Sydney’s VIVID festival. Performing as both a solo artist and with a live band, Pheno’s live shows feature scorching electric guitar, blissful vocals, and a colourful world of synths, samples and live looping. Artists that Pheno has previously shared stages with include Stella Donnelly, Merpire, Phia, Georgia Fields, Suiix, Alyx Dennison & Bonniesongs and she has opened for Moaning Lisa and Odette.

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Synopsis

Sunday 29 May
6.30pm

The Australian Capital Territory observes Reconciliation Day, a public holiday marking the start of National Reconciliation Week. And on the eve of Reconciliation Day, Canberra Theatre Centre is the place where some of the strongest voices in the country unite.

Featuring the extraordinary talent of powerhouse rapper Briggs, soulful electronic music duo Electric Fields and the award winning singer Christine Anu, this is an event not to be missed for those who love Australian music and believe in its power to change the country for the better.

Canberra Theatre Centre’s first Reconciliation Day Eve concert was held in 2018, on the eve of the first Reconciliation Day public holiday and planned as an annual event. The event returns in 2022 after a hiatus in 2020 and 2021.

Briggs

Briggs is one of the most important voices in Australian music. The rapper and Bad Apples Music Founder/CEO is a blazing voice for the rights of Aboriginal people.

The rapper has achieved critically acclaimed albums both as a solo artist and as one half of the award winning duo, A.B. Original.

As a multidisciplinary artist, Briggs has established himself as one of the Australia’s most diverse talents in music, TV, and comedy. His on-screen work includes Black Comedy, The Other Guy, Cleverman, and The Weekly, and he also utilised his off-screen work talent as a show writer for Matt Groening’s Netflix series Enchanted.

Briggs entered the world of publishing with the release of his illustrated children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat in 2020.

Electric Fields

Electric Fields is a soulful and unique electronic music duo from Adelaide that features music producer/composer Michael Ross and vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding.

Zaachariaha sings in the traditional languages of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people and English to create a distinctive and emotive mixture of living traditional Aboriginal culture and electronic music.

Since releasing their debut EP Inma in 2016, the duo has been on an upwards trajectory, receiving a multitude of music awards, playing shows around the world and taking to the stage as finalists for Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2019.

Christine Anu

Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most popular recording artists and performers with 17 ARIA nominations, including the APRA AMCOS award-winning My Island Home and her platinum album Stylin’ Up. She has one of the country’s most enduring and recognisable voices and is and will always be proud of her Torres Strait Islander heritage. She believes strongly in advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a prominent voice of Multicultural Australia.

Jem Cassar-Daley

The daughter of Australian country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley is becoming an indie pop sensation in her own right.

The singer-songwriter from Brisbane holds a captivating stage presence that showcases her incredible vocals and song writing skills, which saw her take out the Indigenous Music Award at the QMAs this March.

In 2021, Cassar-Daley kicked off her solo career with the sensational debut single Letting Go, followed up with sophomore track Changes and her latest single Like It More, with an EP on the way soon.

Caiti Baker

Caiti Baker is a genre-bending singer/songwriter from Darwin, Larrakia land in the Northern Territory.

Originally half of the experimental hip-hop duo Sietta, Baker has since stepped out on her own and has been wowing Australian crowds with her powerful song writing and fiery presence since 2015.

In 2017, her debut solo album, Zinc, received widespread praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, The Australian and Double J.

“Caiti Baker is a genuine one-off, whose startling musicality and originality embraces like a breath of fresh air.” – Tony Hillier, The Australian

While the world was on pause in 2020, Baker released her second album, Mary of The North – a love letter to her home of the Northern Territory.

Pheno

Pheno (aka Jess Green) is a local Canberran musician, who returned from Sydney in 2016 after working as a as a freelance guitarist and singer. In 2017, she released her debut EP Dragon Year as part of Sydney’s VIVID festival.

Performing as both a solo artist and with a live band, Pheno’s live shows feature scorching electric guitar, blissful vocals, and a colourful world of synths, samples and live looping.

Artists that Pheno has previously shared stages with include Stella Donnelly, Merpire, Phia, Georgia Fields, Suiix, Alyx Dennison & Bonniesongs and she has opened for Moaning Lisa and Odette.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language and may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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