The Last Kinection keeps Aboriginal beat alive

Just came across this great song and video from Australian hip hop trio, The Last Kinection, who I discovered by visiting the blog renoriginal. Released in 2008 as their first single, “Ballooraman” (meaning ‘love’) features lyrics in their traditional Aboriginal dialect. A little background on The Last Kinection, courtesy of their website: Featuring siblings Naomi […]

AUDIO: Discussing contemporary Aboriginal cultures on STREETZ-FM

In this installment of our weekly Tuesday sitdown on STREETZ 104.7 FM, Rick Harp and THE WORD host Lady V discuss the website “BEAT NATION” –  home of hip-hop Indigenous-style – and touch on a debate over the appropriateness of hip-hop being used to share Aboriginal cultures.  Rick also talks about Australia’s Desert Art Centre which uses YouTube […]

mediaINDIGENA takes to the STREETZ

mediaINDIGENA is pleased to announce a new partnership with STREETZ 104.7 FM — “Winnipeg’s Illest Urban” — a new and ground-breaking hip-hop/urban radio station “targeting Aboriginal youth and all youth who love Hip Hop music.” That mandate makes it the first of its kind in North America, if not the world. Concrete culture indeed! Every […]