First Nations hip hop stars to shine bright at Penrith

Monday, 30 January 2023

For one night only, Ngana Birrung, (Dharug for ‘black stars’) will showcase some of Australia's best First Nations hip hop musicians at a free concert on 18 February, 6pm-10pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.

Headlining Ngana Birrung is JK-47 (Jacob Paulson), an Indigenous Australian rapper, musician, and activist. JK-47 will be joined by special guests A.GIRL and supported by Prodikal-1 and Keely. Ngana Birrung is presented by City of Parramatta in association with Penrith City Council, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts and Campbelltown City Council. Ngana Birrung (pronounced Nin-Gahna, Bir-Rung) is an initiative of City of Parramatta to elevate First Nations artists and bring together some of the best talent in the country. The event series is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said she is delighted to see Ngana Birrung hosted at Penrith for the first time, giving locals a chance to experience some of Australia’s best hip hop musicians.

“Ngana Birrung promises to be a showcase of some of the most talented First Nations hip hop artists we have right here in Australia. I encourage the Penrith community to make the most of this opportunity,” Cr Hitchen said.

The Ngana Birrung concert series concludes at Penrith on 18 February 6pm-10pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, preceded by concerts at Campbelltown Arts Centre (15 February) and Rosehill Bowling Club (17 February).

Bookings are essential, for more information and to register for your free ticket go to

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 30 January 2023.