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The art of migrant lives. Bicultural identity and the arts: The African cultural memory youth arts festival in Western Australia

Wakholi, P.M. and Wright, P.R. (2011) The art of migrant lives. Bicultural identity and the arts: The African cultural memory youth arts festival in Western Australia. In: McLean, C.L. and Kelly, R., (eds.) Creative arts in research for community and cultural change. Detselig Enterprises/Temeron Books, Calgary, Alberta, pp. 233-247.

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Abstract

This chapter describes a research project conducted amongst Black youth of African migrant descent in Western Australia. The project had various components with one being a festival where African Australian young people used the arts to both inquire into their own lives, and share them with others. The festival included a range of arts-based inquiries that culminated into a series of performative events, the first being Australian Oz Idol that playfully drew on the popular Australian and American Idol formats. The second to be describedhere was a group-devised performance called The Real Deal.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Detselig Enterprises/Temeron Books
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6171
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