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Generations and DynastiesThe Jarrett FamilyWire MC, Tasman Keith & Kapital J

24 April 2024

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

Join us for an inspiring evening of culture and music with the Gumbaynggir men of the Jarrett family. Hear from Will Jarrett (Wire MC), a key figure in the development of hip hop in Australia, and his sons Tasman Keith and Kapital J who are fast on the rise in the music industry. 

Moderated by Michael Hutchings (Arrente heritage)

The family that pioneered hip-hop in Australia

This event will delve into the life stories of these three men from the Bowraville Mission and Sydney. Wire MC, a pioneering force in the evolution of hip hop in Australia, has left an enduring mark on the music industry. He is a trailblazer for First Nations artists with an uncompromising stance on what it means to be an Aboriginal man.

His sons, Tasman Keith and Sammy J (aka Kapital J) are following his footsteps and carving their own path in the music industry.  Tasman, a determined and independent artist, is set on preserving his roots while forging a unique musical identity. Sammy J’s versatility as a producer and DJ has seen him create his own music, as well as collaborate with brother Tasman and other artists.

Book tickets and hear how the Jarretts have kept storytelling alive through their genre-defying music.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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