Inala QLD, Australia
Inala QLD, Australia
from Inala, Queensland – A-mon (Damien Bani), DCP (Douglas Patrick) and Zen-A (Zenith Bonner).
a trio from Glenala State High, were nominated for a 2005
MusicOz aw ard in hip hop, and their track ‘C lap Your hands’, about growing up on the
wrong side of the tracks in Brisbane, was a finalist in Triple J’s Unearthed competition.
Their lyrics send out a message of empowerment and encouragement to young people. Their unique style of hip-hop is inspired by the everyday life of their community, the struggles and issues that young people face today and also the history and survival of Indigenous culture.
The group formed while in high school and began performing together around the suburbs of Brisbane at the age of 14.
They got their first break performing at the Stylin’ Up Festival, Inala’s annual Indigenous youth music and culture festival, and have also appeared at the Woodford Folk Festival and The Dreaming Festival.
To date, The Intrudaz’s have performed support slots for major international hip hop acts such as Redman, Method Man and Blackalicious, and in 2005, they won the award for best Indigenous Group at the Music OZ awards.
– The Indigenous Intrudaz formed in high school and have been performing around Brisbane since they were 14.
Their lyrics send out a message of empowerment and encouragement to young people; especially those who are in similar circumstances whoever they are and wherever they may be.
Their unique style of hip-hop is inspired by the everyday life of their community, the struggles and issues that young people face today and also the history and revival Indigenous culture.
The band were voted Australia’s “Best Indigenous Hip Hop Group” at the 2005 Musicoz Awards.
Since 2001, they have been a staple at Australia’s premier Indigenous Hip Hop and RnB festival, Stylin’ Up in the south west Brisbane suburb of Inala.
It was here that they first showed their potential and they’ve been given the chance to support some of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest artists like Savage, Shakaya, J-Wess, Selwyn and this year will open for Jessica Mauboy.
The boys have also moved from performers to facilitators of the music writing workshops held as part of the Stylin’ Up program which has expanded over the last 9 years.
They’ve also been local supports for U.S groups, Redman and Methodman and Blackalicious.
2009/10 is shaping up to be a big year with the release of their first official EP “Letcha Know”, which was made possible through the JB Seed Speak: Indigenous grant.