Damon “Nomad” Paraha, is a spoken word/hip-hop artist from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. In 2019, he performed at St Kilda Fest as a “Push Start” Grand Finalist, where he won the APRA AMCOS Songwriters Award, he also won runner-up in Alt Music Groups’ “#BarsForBars” online competition in August 2020.
Born and raised in Victoria, Nomad uses music as a way to unpack his experience as a second-generation immigrant living in post-colonial Australia. With an EP and various singles independently-released since 2016, his lyrics often contain themes of self-confidence and empowerment, most notably on tracks like “Destined” and “Testing”, although he hasn’t shied away from being vulnerable and sharing his internal struggle with self-doubt, which you can hear on his latest single “Be Like That (Feat. AS1)”.
As a father of two, he makes a point to be an example to the youth in his community, co-founding his own production company called The Movement RC with long-time