Aboriginal music refers to the traditional music of the indigenous peoples of Australia. The music often incorporates instruments such as didgeridoos, clapsticks, and bullroarers, and is often accompanied by dance. The music is deeply rooted in spirituality and has been used for thousands of years as a means of communication, storytelling, and cultural preservation.
Some of the most popular artists in Aboriginal music include Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who was a blind Indigenous Australian musician and singer-songwriter, who sang in the Yolngu language. Other notable artists include Archie Roach, who has used his music to promote Indigenous rights, and Christine Anu, who blends traditional music with contemporary pop.
There are a number of radio stations that play Aboriginal music, including the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS), which broadcasts a mix of news, music, and interviews in a variety of Indigenous Australian languages. Other stations include Radio 4EB, which broadcasts in the Brisbane area and features a variety of multicultural and Indigenous programming, and 3CR Community Radio, which broadcasts in Melbourne and features a number of Indigenous programs. In addition, many other stations across Australia feature Indigenous music programming, often as part of their commitment to promoting diversity and multiculturalism.
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