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“Singing on country and singing for country”: Music in work with Australian Aboriginal communities

Palmer, D. (2018) “Singing on country and singing for country”: Music in work with Australian Aboriginal communities. In: Shevellar, Lynda and Westoby, P., (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 133-145.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612829
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Abstract

This chapter takes the reader throughout remote Aboriginal Australia, examining the part music and song making plays in community development. It is based upon recent research carried out in the Kimberley, Pilbara, and Central Australian regions of Australia and includes a discussion of the efficacy of combining song making, music and community development. In particular, the chapter will draw out how traditional music and contemporary practices worked in tandem to help reinvigorate Aboriginal communities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
Copyright: © 2018 Informa UK Limited
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41563
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