Musician Mojo JuJu Is Searching for the Identity Her Family Weren’t Allowed to Embrace
Podcast |
The Anxiety Hour
Publisher |
VICE
Media Type |
audio
Publication Date |
Apr 30, 2019
Episode Duration |
00:41:26

Musician Mojo Juju was born to an Indigenous mother and FIlipino father. Like many second generation kids, her parents faced pressure to assimilate, abandon languages, and distance themselves from their own cultures. Growing up, their choice created a gulf in her own identity that left her feeling “displaced and otherised...I was always different”.

She wasn’t alone in these feelings. In the latest episode of the Anxiety Hour, she explains how her parents’ own experiences of race, identity, and history in Australia have created a sense of hereditary disconnection that binds them together. And how she uses her music to populate this post-colonial space to reconnect with her own past.

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