"I'm excited to share my song "Trapped" with everyone as it shares some of my more personal thoughts and how I have felt these last few years during covid. As well as how I would like to see the next few years look for me and my community."
Trapped by KibbZ is presented as a part of Duniya Behter.
Duniya Behter is supported by the Victorian Government through the Priority Response to Multicultural Communities during Coronavirus (PRMC) program.
Jai Atkinson (AKA KibbZ) is a 23 year old man living on Dja Dja wurrung country with connection to Yorta Yorta people. Jai uses Hip-Hop music as a medium to express and share his views and observations of his surroundings. Jai has been creating beats and lyrics since the age of 13 and in the last 5 years has developed a program to share his skills and experience with like minded youth.
From 11 Aug 2021
Duniya Behter shifts the mainstream narrative about people with migrant and refugee backgrounds, from vulnerable to capable. Women and young people in Bendigo and Shepparton drew from their cultural roots, to build creative businesses and produce new digital creative works. The name, Duniya Behter, emerged from conversations with young Cultural Facilitators employed to work on this project and it speaks to the spirit and intention of MAV’s regional Victoria program. It is a reflection of some of the cultures in Bendigo and Shepparton where the project is based. Duniya means the world in Arabic, Hindi and it’s also found in the languages of Swahili, Hazaragi, Urdu and Persian, where it holds a similar meaning. Behter means better but working together to make better.