BL.INK wrap up…82: the year of HINDERpendence

Last Thursday, visitors were treated to a night of political power through the works and writings of Indigenous Australians. BL.INK’s resident host, Steven Oliver joined Yvette Walker and Barbara Baugh performing works from Oodgeroo Nuunukal through to some original pieces.

Yvette Walker

Yvette Walker

It is inspiring to hear some of the writings from our past leaders, often written in times of political unrest and more than often, speaking out against the untruths and wrongs of the time.

One of my fav readings from the night was from legendary Brisbane Band, Mop and the Dropouts. I remember hearing this song when I first moved to Brisbane over 20 years ago. At the time, new to the community down here, just listening to that song bought back memories of community, past and present who took the time to talk with me, teach me and share with me the stories from down this way. 

Mop and the Dropouts

Mop and the Dropouts

Mop and the Dropouts are legends. Their songs still ring true to this day and are now being heard by a new generation. Have a listen here  Brisbane Blacks and sing-a-long!

We were also joined by members from the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy who came along to show their support. 

Brisbane Aborginal Sovereign Embassy

Brisbane Aborginal Sovereign Embassy

The Embassy are doing some wonderful stuff and they are always encouraging people to call in and proclaim loudly that they have the best cuppa in Brisbane! We are definitely going to take them up on that one!

For more information about the Embassy go to their facebook page.

The next BL.INK will be on Thursday 18th October @ 6pm.

Deadly One…cheeky one

Enjoy a night of black humour with a whole lot of cheek! It’s gonna make you laugh and cry and will definitely make you blush – no matter what your colour!

For more information visit: www.slq.qld.gov.au