The Leading eBooks Store Online
for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, Sony Reader...
Our Place, Our Music
Here is the inside story of Aboriginal music in Australia, from its beginnings in tribal music, to the high volume and energy of contemporary rock and reggae.
Our Place Our Music surveys developments in Aboriginal music across Australia and traces some of the historical influences which have shaped it. It show how dynamic Aboriginal culture is, and how music maintains many of the essential values of Aboriginal life. A must-read for specialists in ethnomusicology and anyone with an interest int he rual and urban sounds of Aboriginal Australia.
186 pages; ISBN 9780855755676
, or download in
List of Illustrations viii
PART 1 OUR PLACE, OUR MUSIC
Traditions of the Australians 5
The destruction of Aboriginal culture 11
Naturalising the traditions of the immigrants 15
Missionaries 15; Formal music training 20; Bush ballads 20; Touring company performance 22
Music in a separated community 30
An old mission: hint McLeay 31; A fringe camp: Wilcannia 37
PART 2 REGIONAL MUSIC TODAY
Aboriginal music around Australia 49
Cape York and the Top End 49; The northwest 54; The western and central desert regions 58; Southwest Western Australia 63; Northern South Australia 65; The Adelaide region 67; The Riverland 73; The eastern outback 74; Queensland 75; New England 78; Sydney 79; Melbourne 82; Western Victoria 88; Tasmania 89
Some distinctive features of Aboriginal music 90
PART 3 BREAKING DOWN THE WALL?
Recent political developments 103
Exile, embassy and home fire 105
Exile 107; Embassy 109; Home fire 111
New style musicians 118
Some general remarks 130
Looking in from outside: images in mainstream culture 133
Looking to the future: black and white keys 141
More Social Science
- Academic > Anthropology > Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > Ethnic groups and races > By region or country
- Academic > Performing Arts > Literature on music > History and criticism > By region or country
- Academic > Performing Arts > Literature on music > History and criticism > Folk, national, and ethnic music
- Academic > Performing Arts > Music > Vocal music
- Social Science > Special Groups