During his recent Australian tour, African American social theorist, philosopher and poet, Dr Cornel West, made sure his first stop was the epicentre of Aboriginal activism in Australia - the streets of Redfern in Sydney. Dr West joined Lola Forester in the Koori Radio studios on 'Black Chat' to talk about four decades of political struggle, the state of African American activism, and similarities to the Aboriginal struggle for equality.
Fresh from her big night at the Logies where she picked up two awards for her role in TV drama series 'Love Child' - Miranda Tapsell spoke with Emily Nicol on Koori Radio's 'Making Tracks' program about her acting career, how she got her start, and that inspiring acceptance speech.
The jokes were flying thick and fast in the Koori Radio office recently when U.S comic, Will Sylvance, dropped by to record an interview with Aboriginal comedian, Sean Choolburra.
After discussing stand-up, connections between Aboriginal and African American comedy, Lauryn Hill's baby carrying prowess, Aboriginal lingo, and lots more, Sean gave Will a crash course in how to play didg.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Will earned his stand-up stripes working some of the Big Apple's most well known comedy spots, including the Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Cellar, Caroline's on Broadway and Stand-Up NY.
As well as touring widely, Will has worked as a writer for some major American movies and television programs, including the 'David Chapelle Show' and Damon Wayon's 'Underground'.
Listen to the full interview in the Sound Cloud player below.
Rapper, poet, activist - call him what you will - there's no denying that Michael Franti is a bonafide music superstar who has earned himself an army of adoring fans the world over. With his band, 'Spearhead', Franti has toured constantly throughout his now three decade long career, making plenty of stops to Australia along the way where he has forged a special bond with Aboriginal people and communities. Franti has also been a long-time supporter of Sydney's only Aboriginal community radio broadcaster, Koori Radio. In Mach, 2015, in the midst of his latest Australian tour, Michael made a special visit to the Koori Radio studios to chat with Artbeat host - Danielle Tuwai.
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