I was recently asked by MC Trey to develop a short documentary video entitled 'We Still Rockin', which is about the hip hop in Australia, from the perspectives of female artists' and community workers. These women have contributed to the development of the scene since maybe the 1990s-2000s and continue to practice as artists and youth and community development workers across Western Sydney and greater Sydney, working with young emerging artists.
Our first interview was with MC Trey's long time friend MC Thorn at Redfern Community Centre. Thorn took us back in time into what life looked like for a young person back then. I was fascinated by Thorn's passionate narrative and Trey was definitely feeling it too as they reminisced on the good old days.
I look forward to our next set of interviews with Trey and her friends. Our video will be part of the 'It's Our Thing: More history on Australian hip hop (Part II)' exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre between 22 June 2017 to 12 August 2017.
Update: the video was exhibited alongside some amazing artworks from artists and hip hop practitioners. It was a very inspiring exhibition. To view the mini-documentary 'We Still Rockin' click on the image below.
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