Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and community members have stepped up in support of the national COVID-19 vaccine campaign titled #VAXTHENATION. This new campaign is asking the country to help ‘stop the interruptions’ and get vaccinated. Especially when it comes to protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
#VAXTHENATION aims to remind EVERYONE of the magic of live music, sharing space with friends and family, and protecting the community. These lands are connected by a rich cultural fabric that connects us all - songlines dating back 60,000+ years. “It’s like boxing – a few well-placed jabs can keep your opponent at bay – so let's get the jab to fight COVID-19 so we can get back to what we love doing.” – Archie Roach.
One of these Deadly artist speaks to Hayley MAC on 3KND's Turnt Up Fridays. This artist has sold out her debut national headline tour, she’s on spot #29 in the hottest 100, has won big at the Queensland Music Awards and have picked up nominations at the AIR and NIMA awards have 17 million streams on music online platforms. This Torres Strait Islander woman is a singer/songwriter and producer Sasha McLeod AKA SYCCO yarns up about the excitement for the release of her first EP titled Sycco’s First Ep and the importance of getting vaccinated.
Find more about SYCCO and her great music on https://syccoworld.com