Ziggy Ramo & Barkaa join performance lineup for The Dhadjowa Foundation fundraiser

Joining the likes of Archie Roach, Kaiit and Alice Skye

Ziggy Ramo & Barkaa have been added to, and round out, the performance lineup for a forthcoming fundraiser for The Dhadjowa Foundation

The lineup, which was initially revealed last week, is being headlined by Archie Roach, with acts like Kaiit, Alice Skye, Kee’ahn, Soju Gang and Dobby also performing.

The fundraising event, which will also include an art exhibition, will take place from noon on Saturday April 3, at The Abbotsford Convent in Naarm (Melbourne). Tickets are available now.


As per its website, The Dhadjowa Foundation was “established to provide strategic, coordinated and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose loved ones have died in custody”.

The foundation was started by Apryl Day, whose mother Aunty Tanya Day died in police custody after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

This will mark one of the first major performances from Roach since he took to the stage at the 2020 ARIA Awards, where he performed ‘Took The Children Away’. Earlier this month he played WOMADelaide festival.

His ARIA performance came in conjunction with his induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.


“When you have written a song and perform a song you just hope people listen to it,” Roach said at the time of the announcement.

“I am glad that I was among the first people that opened up about that and began that conversation.”