Against a history of pain and exploitation Aboriginal artists have now arrived as a powerful force in contemporary music and one bound up with the struggle for land rights and an end to discrimination. Politics is always on the agenda in the world of contemporary Aboriginal music, but so, too is an element of spirituality. Theirs are the songs that make contact with a history of 50,000 years, the oldest intact civilisation on the planet. The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music is an introduction to past and present Aboriginal voices that are once again uniting songs and music to be a binding cultural and creative force in their rich culture.
‘Adventurous exploration... there are all sorts of fusions and fashions.’ The Traveller Magazine
Track Listing :
02 - Ruby Hunter - Kurongk Boy, Kurongk Girl
03 - Archie Roach - Native Born
04 - Tjapukai Dancers - Tjapukai Sunset
05 - Rimijmara - Wongga Initiation Song
06 - Mark Atkins - Bullima
07 - Waak Waak Jungi - Kava Song
08 - Jimmy Murray - Drag Net
09 - Tjapukai Dancers - Heart Of My People
10 - Christine Anu - Sik O
11 - Arnhem Land - Nyindi-Yindi
12 - Gapu - Celabration
13 - Alan Maralung - Bushfire
14 - David Page - Black
Aboriginal , Australian
Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart
Made In UK
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