BARKAA is a Malyangapa, Barkindji woman from Western New South Wales, now living in South West Sydney on Gandangara land. Music to BARKAA has been part of her journey to express herself, the truth and issues impacting First Nations people.
She has released her debut single this year “For My Tittas” and has made waves within her community with the “Pass The Ochre” challenge. She has completed numerous interviews, performed at a number of venues, as well as online events during the pandemic. Her most recent collaboration was with DOBBY “I CAN’T BREATHE” highlighting Black Deaths In Custody, hitting ABC’s RAGE. BARKAA also released a collaboration with Mackridge “22CLAN” as a testament to their people. BARKAA as an artist likes to talk about contemporary issues as well as her culture.
2020 has been a massive year for BARKAA as she launched herself onto the music scene. She was recently awarded the 2020 PUMA Rookie Of The Year Award for Acclaim Magazine and has been listed as one of the Top 5 female rappers in Australia by ABC’s Triple J, one of 15 Sydney rappers ruling 2020 by Redbull and featured in GQ Magazine, proving that BARKAA is on a fast and steady incline as a critical contributor to Australia’s musical landscape.