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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To Australian Aboriginal Music (2nd Edition)

Various

RGNET1207CD

Released 19 May 2008

In the past decade music made by Aboriginal artists has enjoyed unprecedented levels of success in Australia. Here is a representative sample of the rich diversity – from country through folk to rock – of the music which has been used as a vital artistic medium to explore important issues ranging from land rights and the ‘stolen generations’ to colonial dispossession and racism. 

Format

Track List

01     ALAN MARALUNG New Song (Part 1)    
02     GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU Djarimirri    
03     WAAK WAAK JUNGI Jumbucco    
04     TIDDAS Inanay    
05     ARCHIE ROACH Jamu Dreaming    
06     TJUPURRU Stompin' Ground    
07     PIGRAM BROTHERS Moonlight    
08     PUKATJA KUNGKAS  Uwa Wija (the Ooh Wah Wee Wah Song)    
09     ALAN DARGIN Fantastic Plastic    
10     SALTWATER BAND Djilawurr        
11     SEAMAN DAN Old Man & The Sea    
12     THE WILCANNIA MOB Down River    
13     KEV CARMODY From Little Things Big Things Grow    
14     MATTHEW DOYLE & RILEY LEE Wild Honey Dreaming    
15     ALAN DARGIN Hitchhiker's Nightmare    
16     KUTCHA EDWARDS Is This What We Deserve
17     ALAN MARALUNG New Song (Part 2)    
 

In the past decade music made by Aboriginal artists has enjoyed unprecedented levels of success in Australia. Here is a representative sample of the rich diversity – from country through folk to rock – of the music which has been used as a vital artistic medium to explore important issues ranging from land rights and the ‘stolen generations’ to colonial dispossession and racism.