KnD

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Description Half hour documentary-
Alice Springs hip-hop duo, KnD, have been writing and performing since 2008. Karnage (Tristrum Watkins) is a Western Aranda man from Hermannsburg (130km west of Alice Springs). Darknis (Corinna Hall) is an Ngarrindjera/Kokatha woman from Raukkan and Ceduna, South Australia.
Tristram is a pioneer of hip-hop in Alice Springs , having performed since high school. He has been a catalyst in the resurgence of hip-hop throughout Central Australia and Alice Springs now hosts regular visiting international hip-hop acts. He left to study music at CASM (The Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music) in Adelaide, where he met Corinna, one of the first female hip-hop artists in South Australia.
KnD write all their songs collaboratively, sampling beats and adding lyrics to the melodies they create. The lyrics of their songs often involve Aboriginal land rights, social issues and the everyday struggles of Indigenous people. Their first hit ‘Only Tha Strong Survive’ is the title track from their debut album released in 2010. Since then they have performed at events such as the Dreaming Festival in Qld, Spirit Festival in Adelaide, Inala Festival in Brisbane and Wide Open Space Festival in Central Australia. They have supported such artists as Paul Kelly, Coloured Stone, No Fixed Address, Archie Roach, Jessica Mauboy, as well as hip-hop legends like Naughty by Nature, Bone Thugs, Ja Rule, Scribe, Savage, K-rino and the Outlaws.

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