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DOBBY brings powerful, political ‘drapping’ to the stage

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Filipino and Indigenous musician DOBBY will take to the stage as part of the Canberra International Music Festival. Photo: Cole Bennets.

Multicultural and multi-instrumental artist DOBBY performs a signature blend of drumming and rapping, or ‘drapping’, with a politically powerful message.

This year, DOBBY is set to perform as part of the 2021 Canberra International Music Festival, and he says he is excited to make connections on Ngunnawal land.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Idea of Vienna’, although DOBBY’s performance alongside DJ Diola will celebrate both his Indigenous and Filipino roots.

His anger regarding the ignorance of one particular Australian journalist drove DOBBY into the studio with a passion in…



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