Jackson Street & Great Southern Nights Present...
BARKAA is a Malyangapa, Barkindji woman who’s roots come from Western New South Wales, living on Gandangara land in South West Sydney.
Music to BARKAA has been part of her journey to express herself and passionate about the truth and issues impacting First Nations people. She released her debut single "For My Tittas" which put her on the map followed by her debut E.P ‘BLAK MATRIARCHY’ which has propelled her to remarkable heights over the last couple of years.
In 2022, BARKAA continued to make waves with rounding out the year with two ARIA nominations and a victory in the King Brown - Song of the Year category at the National Indigenous Music Awards. She was also honoured as an FBi SMAC Award winner for the third consecutive year, triumphing in the coveted Record of the Year category with her album "Blak Matriarchy" and securing the Best Video award for its eponymous film clip, as well as, taking home the Best International Hip Hop Single of the Year Award at the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.
Furthermore, she made notable appearances, including being featured in games Need For Speed and NBA2K. North Face campaign, Rage, and delivered powerful performances during the NRL Indigenous round, Groovn The Moo, Listen Out, Sydney Opera House, and Sissy Ball for Sydney World Pride.
Her exceptional contributions to the music industry led being featured in Vogue Magazine and being dubbed as the new matriarch of Australian rap by GQ.
BARKAA's journey as an artist not only encompasses her musical prowess but also her dedication to addressing important societal issues and celebrating her rich cultural heritage. As her star continues to rise, BARKAA proves herself to be an influential force in shaping our nations music scene.
Great Southern Nights 2024 will take place from 8-24 March 2024 featuring more than 300 gigs across 17 nights throughout Sydney’s inner city and Western Sydney, as well as shows in seven key music communities across NSW, including Tamworth, Wagga, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Northern Rivers.
We acknowledge that this event is held on the stolen lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.