NORMAL PEOPLE - ZIGGY RAMO
Ziggy Ramo Burrmuruk Fatnowna is a polymath. He recorded his debut album Black Thoughts back in 2015, but worried that Australia wasn’t ready for such truth-telling, delayed the album indefinitely - until the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. The album and the accompanying re-interpretation of Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly's classic Little Things has springboarded Ziggy into the spotlight as one of the most cerebral and vocal performers in Australia today. Not content on artist, writer, rapper, singer-songrwriter and protester - Ziggy has since kicked off a career in acting with a starring role in Australian series Black Snow. He’s also one of Heaps Normal’s best mates. I sat down with Ziggy at his Bondi Beach recording studio and talked truth, storytelling and what normal means to him.