Festival Program


Duets: Birdz & Kutcha Edwards

Sun 8 Sep, 2.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Some of the country’s top singer-songwriters discuss their practice and perform live in MWF19’s Duets series.

A cover of Yothu Yindi’s Djäpana (Sunset Dreaming) put Northern Territory-raised rapper Birdz smack-bang in the middle of the nation’s gaze. Birdz is paired with singer-songwriter Kutcha Edwards, who uses music to create connections across cultures, generations and spaces.

Supported by 3RRR 102.7FM


1 hour

Available on Pass



Session Artists

Northern Territory-raised rapper BIRDZ continues to solidify his spot as one of the most exciting acts in the Australian music scene. In 2017, following an emotive Triple J Like A Version performance, the rapper released his debut album ‘Train Of Thought’ to critical acclaim taking out the Best Independent Hip Hop album at the 2018 AIR Awards.

Mutti Mutti man and singer/songwriter Kutcha Edwards is a captivating performer who continues the practice of renewing his ancient Songline in modern times. Performing since 1991 Kutcha has released several collaborative albums, written and performed 2 musical theatre pieces and produced 4 solo albums with a 5th on its way.

Sosefina Fuamoli is a music journalist, editor and radio host. Sosefina’s recent credits have included Triple J, Double J, Red Bull Australia, LNWY and Cool Accidents, and she has contributed to Rolling Stone Australia and Stella Magazine. Sosefina is the Hip-Hop columnist for Beat Magazine in Melbourne, and hosts The Scenario on KissFM.

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