Triple j celebrates NAIDOC Week with two-hour Blak Out special

Triple j has kicked off the station’s NAIDOC week programming with a special two-hour edition of new First Nations radio show Blak Out. 

Hosted by Yuin / Thunghutti man and rapper Nooky, the program debuted new material from the likes of Becca Hatch, NIDALA and YNG Martyr, as well as songs from Thelma Plum, Baker Boy, Archie Roach and Christine Anu.

The special edition show, which is available to listen to online today,  also featured an interview with Gadigal woman and actor Lille Madden, who joined the show to discuss ABC Indigenous’ new documentary Healing Country.

Triple j has also shared details of its NAIDOC Week programming across triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed this week, kicking off with a special live performance from JK-47 for triple j’s Live at the Wireless airing tonight at 8pm.

The station will also showcase a DJ set from Wongatha artist Yikes for the triple j Friday Mix, with Saturday’s Mix Up show featuring sets from Fosters, DJ KYAANZ, Moss and Mozzi.

Over on Double J, meanwhile, Caz Tran is set to celebrate Blekbala Mujik’s 1996 self-titled record for Classic Albums at 6pm tonight, while 6pm Tuesday will feature a live performance from Emma Donovan & the Putbacks.

Triple j Unearthed will also feature a First Nations hip-hop special on-air and online, with Unearthed radio also programming a full 48 hours of music from First Nations artists to air next weekend (Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 July).

Elsewhere, ABC’s Radio National will also acknowledge NAIDOC Week with their own programming specials, including Earshot’s feature on the battle over the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and special features for Awaye!, Soul Search, The Book Show, The History Listen and more.

Further details on ABC’s NAIDOC Week programming can be read here.

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