Vocals – Fablice Manirakiza
Back-up Vocals – Mele Tu Taleva Napaa
Fablice’s presentation includes elements of his music and story. Hailing from Burundi, in Africa, Fablice’s story is a testament to human resilience and optimism.
From a dusty Tanzanian refugee camp to the prestigious stage of the Sydney Opera House, it has been an intriguing and inspirational journey for Fablice, who lost his parents at the age of eight was and forced to become a child soldier in Burundi.
Since arriving in Australia in 2007 from Tanzanian Refugee Camp, Fablice has established himself as a creator of influence in the Australian arts and leadership scene, working as a rapper, MC, festival producer and curator. Fablice is currently studying International Business at RMIT. He is an icon amongst Australian youth and has performed workshops across Australia.
Fablice, who’s also known as FLYBZ, has recently released a debut single ‘Child Soldier’ in collaboration with legendary Australian songwriter, Paul Kelly.
Fablice is also the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Award winner.
He hopes to change the world one song at a time.