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Urthboy speaks up and sings out after Reza Barati death on Manus Island (Brisbane Times)

12 March 20140 comments

The night Reza Barati died at Australia’s offshore detention centre on Manus Island, hip-hop artist Urthboy was already writing a song about Australia’s hard-line asylum seeker policy.

”[It] started with me getting my head around how we were using our navy to push back asylum seekers,” he says. ”A week after I had written it, the riot and the death occurred and it felt like this was almost predictable. The consequence of offshore detention gave the song a sense of purpose.”

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