Ayebatonye Abrakasa

Sidney-based DJ, event producer, community worker, social activist

Ayebatonye Abrakasa is a Sydney- based Event Producer/DJ/Writer/Podcaster/Presenter/curator and community organiser. Her prowess behind the decks has seen her play at someof Australia’s best festivals, events, parties and arts institutions alongside some of the world’s finest selectors. Some noteworthy mentions include Secret Garden Festival, LostParadise, Yours and Owls Festival, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art,House of Mince, A Club Called Rhonda and The Sydney Opera House.

When she’s not playing fun tunes to packed rooms, she’s providing sage social commentary
through her online platforms and her podcast Don’t @ Me on FBI Radio where she has
interviewed internationally acclaimed guests including Dr Robin Di Angelo, Aiyshat Akanbi
and has moderated panels with guests such as Nakhane and Wesley Enoch.

As an events producer and Creative Director, Ayebatonye hosts inclusive and immersive
large scale events under her company „House Of Ayebatonye“ and is the brainchild behind
the newly established Irregular Fit, a collaborative interdisciplinary arts platform, led by
Indigenous, Bla(c)k and POC (persons of colour) artists + collectives working towards
creating a more equitable and sustainable future for marginalised folk in arts and cultural
industries launching officially in September.

Ayebatonye also hosts a radio show of the same name on Nomad Radio, where listeners
can expect a two hour auditory journey that reconciles the many facets of her musical
identity exploring Afro rhythms from all over the continent, jazz, experimental and electronic

Ayebatonye sits on the Board of Directors for the Red Rattler Theatre, MusicNSW Levels
Programming Committee and the FBI Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Outside of her
work within the arts and cultural industries Ayebatonye undertakes community engagement,
anti- discrimination and anti racism work as a public servant. A true champion for the
diversification of Australia’s cultural landscape, Ayebatonye frequently contributes her
knowledge and experience on social issues within Australia’s music community and is driven
to create more opportunities for people from marginalised backgrounds.

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