Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 / Amanda Harris ; with contributions from Shannon Foster, Tiriki Onus and Nardi Simpson.
Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance
1930-1970 offers a rethinking of recent Australian music
history. Amanda Harris presents accounts of Aboriginal music and
dance by Aboriginal performers on public stages. Harris also
historicizes the practices of non-Indigenous art music composers
evoking Aboriginal music in their works, placing this in the
context of emerging cultural institutions and policy frameworks.
Centralizing auditory worlds and audio-visual evidence, Harris
shows the direct relationship between the limits on Aboriginal
people's mobility and non-Indigenous representations of
This book seeks to listen to Aboriginal accounts of disruption and continuation of Aboriginal cultural practices and features contributions from Aboriginal scholars Shannon Foster, Tiriki Onus and Nardi Simpson as personal interpretations of their family and community histories. Contextualizing recent music and dance practices in broader histories of policy, settler colonial structures, and postcolonizing efforts, the book offers a new lens on the development of Australian musical cultures.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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