South West Syndicate

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South West Syndicate
Also known as SWS
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Australian Hip-hop
Years active 1992–2003
Past members Munkimuk, Brothablack,Nasri Basal(Big Naz), Darren Stacey (Dax), Les Daniel,Nadeena Dixon, Terrance Murphy, Kider, Ebony Williams, Mohammed Abdullah, Danielle Tuwai, Phillip Pelia, Safwan Barbour, Fadi Chami

South West Syndicate were an Australian hip-hop collective from Sydney. They started performing in 1992.[1] and have been made up of Aboriginal, Lebanese-Australian, Pacific Islander, Croatian, German and Anglo hip hop artists.[2] Core members include Munkimuk, Brothablack, Nasri Basal (Big Naz), Darren Stacey (Dax) with additional members Nadeena Dixon, Terrance Murphy,Kider, Ebony Williams, Danielle Tuwai, Mohammed Abdullah, Phil Pelia, Safwan Barbour and Fadi Chami.[3][4][5]

South West Syndicate won a Deadly in 2003 for Most Promising New Talent in Music.[6]

South West Syndicate have played at many events including Hip Hopera 1995, Survival, Sydney Writers' Festival, NAIDOC Week, Arafura Games, Bankstown Festival, Bankstown Carnivale, Newtown Festival, Rock Against Racism, Asia-Pacific Conference, Youth Week, Corroboree 2000, Mascon Festival, Barunga Festival and Pacific Wave Festival


  1. ^ Local Noise Munkimuk - interview
  2. ^ Local Noise Aboriginal Hip-hop: a modern day corroboree
  3. ^ Dunbar-Hall, Peter; Chris Gibson (July 2004). Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places. Contemporary Aboriginal Musc in Australia. University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-86840-622-0. 
  4. ^ Notarpietro-Clarke, Cristina (1 February 2007). "Blackfella beats and new flows". Arena Magazine. 
  5. ^ Vibe South West Syndicate
  6. ^ Deadlys 2003 winners