December 16, 2018
Haters gonna hate but musician Mojo Juju isn’t afraid. She joins us to discuss the influence of her family history on her latest album Native Tongue, butch femininity, and being a vocal part of the conversation around representation.
Links to topics discussed:
- Mojo’s ‘love letter’ to hater Andrew Bolt
- Native Tongue music video
- Prince’s classic video clip for Cream
- Australian musicians changing the industry: Kira Puru, Remi, Sampa the Great
- Djuki Mala dance troupe
Shout out to:
- Podcast Pieces of Wisdom featuring Mojo Juju
- The documentary Her Sound Her Story
Mojo Juju is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and musician. Her third studio album, Native Tongue, was released this year and has received huge acclaim for its rawness, honesty, and emotion. Mojo made a name for herself on the Australian touring circuit in the late 2000s with her unique blend of soul, R&B, blues and hip hop. Through the telling of Mojo’s family history and personal experiences, Native Tongue explores her relationships with Elders and Ancestry and how that informs her own identity; contemplating her Mother’s Indigenous heritage, her Father’s experience as a Filipino immigrant and Mojo’s own place in the cultural landscape of modern Australia.