Musician & Poet

Sachém Parkin-Owens


Sachém Parkin-Owens is a rapper, singer and spoken-word poet. He won the Brisbane City Council Best Original Song award in 2020 and the Oodgeroo Noonucal Poetry Prize at the Queensland Poetry Festival in 2017. 


Glitter & gold

PoetryListen to Sachém Parkin-Owens read his poem ‘Glitter & gold’ accompanied by world-renowned beatboxer Tom Thumb. We need action Not condolences Far too long we marched, danced and died Screamed, starved and cried, in hope someone notices Paid in ration, killed off in orderly fashion, minimal compassion, all...

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