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Here's the official details about the event:

The ‘Rock the Block’ Festival, on Saturday May 6, 2006, boasts 5 hours of non-stop music, from rock and hip-hop to acoustic and electronic pop, as well as the Blackscreen Indigeneous film-series.

The festival is being put on to raise money to refurbish a community dance studio at the Tony Mundine gym, and will play host to well known acts such as Wire MC and Andorra, as well as nationally recognised acts like Combat Wombat and Ozi Batla, from the Herd.

Other acts include Indigenous acoustic musician James Henry, Tribal Ashes, the Urban Guerillas, Jesse Morris and the Project and Gisele Scales.

The festival also includes the Australian Film Commission’s Blackscreen film series, including a wonderful documentary on Sydney’s original Black theatre, from the 70’s, and a number of moving and beautifully shot recent productions, such as ‘Green Bush’ featuring David Page.

Rock the Block will kick off in Lawson St Redfern at 1pm, although people are encouraged to come a bit early if they want to grab some lunch before the music starts.

The festival is a family day with kid’s entertainment provided, along with the music and films. Entry is by donation, with a discount drink and sausage ticket for those who donate.

Rock the Block is an alcohol-free event.

Richard Green did the intro and welcom to country, with a minutes silence for a local resident  who died recently. Richard Green doing a quick song to kick things off Urban Guerillas playing. New single any day, new album due later this year according to Ken. Ken from Urban Guerillas Tucker! Barbeque ran most of the day. Polynesian (Samoan?) dance troupe. The fundraiser is to refurbish their hall. James Henry. I think :) Intro to the screening of Sunrise Awakening with a few details on the restoration from the indigenous co-ordinator for the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. Didn't catch her name and couldn't find it on their website Ande Reese who directed Tjintu Pakani: Sunrise Awakening talking before the screening. ABC blurb Mickie Quick. Is happy. Maybe. Andorra playing people hanging out at Rock The Block. Jesse Morris and The Project The great think about pro cameras is that they're pretty indestructable, so you can let kids take photos. You get some good ones this way. Elf Tranzporter beat boxing with some kids. Wire MC at Rock The Block in Redfern. More details and  here Wire MC at Rock The Block in Redfern. breakdancing while Wire MC played Marky Mark (not the Combat Wombat one) Shimmer Shimmer Ozi Batla takes the stage. Ozi Batla in full flight Izzy from Combat Wombat Combat Wombat Official media photo of The Block, looking towards Redfern Station.
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