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Bricky B Tells His Experience And Share The Spirit Festival

Bricky B (aka Brady Jones) is a Yorta Yorta man born and raised in Goulburn Valley, Shepparton. As an Indigenous hip-hop/spoken word artist, his art is a reflection of his reality. Bricky B has performed extensively hip hop spoken word artist. He has been writing lyrics and poetry since he was 17 years of age. Bricky B is my special guest to yarn about Share the Spirit festival that celebrates the survival of First Nations people in Australia held on January 26 – Survival Day

Share the Spirit is a community-based festival that celebrates the survival of First Nations people in Australia held on January 26 – Survival Day.

Created by Songlines Aboriginal Music in 2003, and growing stronger and stronger every year, Share the Spirit is an important cultural gathering for local and regional communities. It presents a reminder to all Australians that, despite the many great accomplishments Australia has achieved as a nation, Nationhood has come at a cost to the country’s First Nations people. The festival is a diverse showcase of First Nations music, art, craft and culture, and 2022’s stellar line-up is not to be missed. Christine Anu, Dan Sultan, Uncle Kutcha Edwards, Bumpy Hip Hop Showcase featuring: Philly, Bricky B, Miss Hood and Soju Gang.

We are also excited to welcome back our market stalls after a year without them because of the pandemic.

Share the Spirit is a free, non-ticketed event that is drug and alcohol free. As with every Songlines event, we invite all to attend and offer a safe space for everyone. We look forward to Sharing the Spirit with you all! Event partners include Arts Centre Melbourne and City of Melbourne.

For a long time, it was just lyrics and poetry on pages until Bricky B started incorporating his voice and instrumentals then his lyrics turned into story’s…It became a form of self-expression. From 2015 he started performing live sets in parts of county Victoria recently Bricky B has been branching out and performing in Melbourne.

Songlines and Arts Centre Melbourne acknowledges the deep trauma that may be triggered for First Nations Elders when being requested to provide vaccination status. As we work through the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic together, Arts Centre Melbourne requires our team, our presenters and our audiences to follow the health directions issued by Government in order to keep our entire community safe. Vaccination status provision is required for this event. To verify your vaccination status, checking in at the point of entry will be required. Please download the Service Victoria app and link your COVID-19 digital certificate prior to arrival. For a step-by-step guide of how to link your digital certificate, watch this video Alternate forms for vaccination status and medical exemption may include a COVID-19 digital certificate saved to a smartphone wallet, or a printed COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement.

Visitors aged under 18 years must check in on arrival but do not need to provide vaccination status. To help keep our community safe we encourage all eligible attendees under 18 years to be fully vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you have a wonderful and safe event.


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