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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Australia: Traditional Arnhem Land Music; Didgeridoo; Didjeridu

Useful website and discography -

"The database contains notes and song information from the majority of all commercially released albums and films featuring traditional music".

Also of interest:

The Australian didjeridu: A late musical intrusion,
Alice M. Moyle, World Archaeology, Vol 12, issue 3, 1981

Singing The Land, Jill Stubbington (2007)

Earth Cry, Peter Sculthorpe, William Barton (didgeridoo)


Peter Sculthorpe (including works with didgeridoo)

Sean O'Boyle, River Symphony

About Sean O'Boyle

A Forgiveness Song: the emergence of an ethical framework informing Australian composer’s interactions with the music of Indigenous peoples. Timothy McKenry (pdf) 

Gupapuyngu Funeral Ceremony in Ramingining

Land Down Under - Not traditional music, but a happy video, full of hope.

Didgeridoo History, ididj


The AIATSIS map of Aboriginal Australia

Photos by Axel Poignant

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