Triple j announces Reconciliation Week programming
ABC platforms triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed will be recognising National Reconciliation Week with a greater focus on First Nations musicians, past and present.
Unearthed will be programming a week-long Indigenous takeover during its daily program TOPS from today. Kicking off from 5:30pm on weekdays, the show will be hosted by triple j’s Indigenous radio presenters and producers, including Dave Woodhead and Karla Ranby. The takeover will showcase songs uploaded to Unearthed this year from First Nations artists.
Over on triple j, Wergaia singer-songwriter Alice Skye will be the latest artist to take part in the station’s weekly cover series Like A Version tomorrow. The following Monday, a Live at the Wireless video performance from surf-rock band King Stingray will be released.
On Double J, Nooky and Caz Tran will be hosting The J Files this evening, featuring anthemic tracks from Mop & The Dropouts, Kev Carmody and Nadeena Dixon, which have tackled the theme of reconciliation for decades. Next week, the Classic Album program will be devoted to the 1981 soundtrack of film Wrong Side of the Road, which includes songs from No Fixed Address and Us Mob.
The broadcaster said it’s committed to highlighting the stories, culture and art of First Nations Australians.
“At triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed we recognise the platform and privilege we have to speak to our audience, to artists and to this country’s First Nations peoples about where we’re at on the road to reconciliation. We’re committed to amplifying, listening and learning about what we can all do to achieve genuine recognition for Indigenous Australians,” it said in a statement.