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TikTok to Livestream Historic J-MILLA Concert From Remote NT

The First Nations hip hop sensation will perform in Wadeye during Reconciliation Week



First Nations hip hop sensation J-MILLA is hosting a historic TikTok this week.

On Thursday, June 1st, the rising star will broadcast live from Wadeye, the largest Indigenous community in the Northern Territory.

J-MILLA memorably performed in Wadeye late last year, uniting the local community in an evening of song and dance.

“[We] have made gradual steps forward in achieving some form of peace in the town. This event helped by [allowing] our mob to sit together and enjoy,” said traditional owner Stephen Pultchen.

Six months later, J-MILLA will return to Wadeye by popular demand for what will be a huge highlight of Reconciliation Week (May 27th-June 3rd).

In association with TikTok and iHeartRadio, J-MILLA’s special event will be the first digitally live-streamed concert from a remote Indigenous community.

“Bringing people together, using music to tell our stories and celebrate the good things we share, that’s my mission as a performer,” J-MILLA says about the concert.

“All the TikTok and radio streams are fantastic, but I am mostly committed to making mob stronger in these communities and that’s never going to change,” he says.

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Ahead of his Wadeye concert, J-MILLA announced a community dance-off on TikTok, urging TikTok users to post their own dance moves to his latest single, “Nicest” (ft. Thir13een). Whichever Wadeye local scores the most likes with their TikTok post will get to join J-MILLA live on stage.

J-MILLA Live in Wadeye will be live-streamed via TikTok on Thursday, June 1st at 8pm AEST. Fans can also follow J-MILLA’s official TikTok account, and share their dance-off entries here.

The Darwin-born artist talked to Rolling Stone Australia last year for our #UpInIt series, revealing his unique perspective on the NT. He spoke about his favourite places in the NT, from Darwin and nearby Marranunggu land to Kings Canyon and the APY Lands across the South Australian border.