From a dusty Tanzanian refugee camp to the prestigious stage of the Sydney Opera House, it has been an intriguing and inspirational journal for Australia’s recently voted number one African-Australian rap act FLYBZ (pronounced Fly-Beez).
As a former child solider, Fablice Manirakiza escaped his guerilla army life in Burundi at age 11. Connecting with his nephew G-Storm and living in refugee camps, the two began experimenting with music in a war-torn environment and the FLYBZ were born.
Now based in Melbourne, Australia, the FLYBZ are launching their debut single ‘Child Soldier’ – a collaboration with legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly.
Produced by multiple ARIA Award winner Jesse Hooper (Killing Heidi and The Verses) and multi-instrumentalist Pataphysics, the track was co-written with Paul Kelly.
Featuring first hand accounts of cannibalism, brutal violence and loss of innocence, ‘Child Soldier’ is a bracing debut that shows the power of the human spirit in overcoming the harshest of circumstances.
The FLYBZ are an emerging rap phenomenon, quickly becoming known for their dynamic and infectious live performances, and ability to share their unique story through music.
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