Baker Boy – indigenous dancer, activist, graffiti artist, actor ; emcee from the remote Indigenous communities of Milingimbi and Maningrida in north-east Arnhem Land, now based in Melbourne. Real name, Danzal Baker, performed at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2017.
He is the first Indigenous artist to have mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language, his singles Cloud 9 and Marryuna receiving solid Triple J airplay. In the past few months he has swept the National Indigenous Music awards, inked a record deal with Select Music (home to the Preatures and Amy Shark), been rostered on the summer music festival circuit, was handpicked by Dizzee Rascal to be his Australian support act, and recorded a remix of Treaty with Yothu Yindi. He uses his position as a mentor and teacher for the outreach group Indigenous Hip-Hop Projects to usher wayward youngsters in remote communities towards reconnecting with their culture using music, language and video.