Sydney-based musician Ziggy Ramo released his 5 years in the making album ‘Black Thoughts’ on June 6th 2020 - the day of the Sydney #blacklivesmatter protests. “We are the oldest, longest, continuing culture. We are an empire”. Ziggy’s message is powerful, confronting and necessary listening for all Australians. Navigating border closures and connecting creatives from three cities across the country, we captured this poignant moment in time that Ziggy performed the album for the first time to a surreally empty Hamer Hall in Melbourne, and created this portrait for the #musicbedreopenchallenge

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Directed & Edited by Mel Branson
Filmed by Sean Finney
Audio & Post Production by Duane Orriss
Music by Musicbed
Photography by Daniel Njegich
8mm by Bottlebrush Films
Artwork by Kevin Wilson

‘Blackthoughts’ and ‘Empire’ written & produced by Ziggy Ramo & JCAL.
Ziggy Ramo appears courtesy of MTM.

with LOVE, till DEATH