Ziggy Ramo performs his powerful and confronting track 'April 25'
Ziggy Ramo's debut album Black Thoughts is one of the most important albums of 2020, taking listeners on a journey through collective trauma and spiritual renewal. In a world premiere, the indigenous rapper transformed the confronting and timely record into a multimedia performance for the Digital Stage featuring brass, strings, and a full live band and new animated illustrations by Kamsani 'Kambarni' Bin-Sallehe.
'April 25' is arguably one of his most powerful tracks, drawing attention to Australia's veneration of the Anzacs while Indigenous Australians face ongoing disadvantage. The song made headlines back in August when Ziggy appeared on the panel of Q&A and accused the ABC of censoring his music after the broadcaster told him not to perform the track on the show.
This is an eye opening manifesto that should be essential watching for all Australians.