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Zion Garcia

29 May 2024

In the Utzon Room

Contemporary Music

A multi-talented rapper, producer, writer and filmmaker, Zion Garcia is one of Australia’s hottest stars of alternative hip-hop. This is his highly anticipated debut performance at Vivid LIVE.

From warm, silky, jazz-inspired brass sections to high-intensity, hard-hitting hip hop flows, his candid lyricism remains a thread throughout.

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Western Sydney’s alt hip-hop trailblazer makes his Vivid LIVE debut

Hailing from the mecca of musical creativity that is Western Sydney, Zion Garcia is fast becoming one of the most talked-about artists on the Australian hip-hop scene. The rapper, producer, writer and filmmaker recently released his debut EP, ZION GARCIA (THEATRICAL VERSION), a record that serves as a career distillation – and mission statement – for the rising alt-rap star. This is his first-ever performance at the Sydney Opera House, and his Vivid LIVE debut.

Drawn to music at a young age, the Polynesian rapper is a product of his rich and eclectic experiences – and a testament to the agility and vibrancy of the Western Sydney scene. Garcia’s singular style of alternative hip-hop, with its melodic cadence, jazzy beats and soulful production, takes its inspiration from a wild array of sources – among them Gorillaz, Q-Tip, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, video game soundtracks and the films of Argentine provocateur Gaspar Nöe. In 2023, he was named among Acclaim’s All-Stars, one of the highest honours in Australian hip-hop.

Prepare yourself for a pioneering performance, direct from hip-hop’s thrilling future.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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