• Benjamin Robinson Coedie McCarthy, Jannali Doncaster and Minjarrah Jarrett from Indigenoise, share their thoughts on Jan 26. (Laura Morelli)Source: Laura Morelli
Byron Bay music act, 'Indigenoise' regards performing as ceremony and follow special rituals before going on stage.
Laura Morelli

17 Nov 2017 - 4:24 PM  UPDATED 17 Nov 2017 - 4:33 PM

Over the course of three days in the depths of Wee Jasper, a village in the Goodradigbee valley at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges in New South Wales on Wiradjuri people's land was Dragon Dreaming Festival.

The annual dance music event attracted more than 4000 people and saw several major acts perform. One of those bands was, hip-hop artists Indigenoise. 

The five-piece collective consists of Coedie McCarthy, Minjarrah Jarrett, Roslyn Barnett, Jannali Doncaster and Benjamin Robinson and unlike most hip-hop acts, they intertwine the ancient wisdom from their ancestors into the new digital age.

They prefer to call their stage sets a "ceremony" as they draw on traditional culture, rituals, dance, costume, and language while delivering their musical talents. 

Before performing their ceremony at Dragon Dreaming Festival, the group ventured into the bush to gather and utilise Mother Nature's goods, collecting flowers and leaves to wear while on stage. 

Indigenoise's journey before ceremony



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