Aboriginal music

Black Australian music is by no means restricted to playing the didgeridoo, but is just as diverse as white Australian music. Would you have thought that some Indigenous artists play Reggae, Hip Hop or Country?

B.L.A.C.K. — Born Long Ago, Creation's Keeper—Wire MC, Indigenous rapper

Indigenous music is on the verge of something very special.—Phil Bartlett, Indigenous Officer, WA Music Industry, in 2008 [1]

0.14%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on Australian commercial radio in 2008 [2].
4%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on community radio in 2008 [2].
1.37%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) in 2008 [2].

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A kind of secret but important social history of Australia is captured in the many songs of Indigenous artists.—Steven Richardson, Artistic Director, Arts House

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A

Abie and Warwick Wright
Adam James
Adrian Burragubba
Adrian Ross
Alan Dargin
Alan Maralung
Ali Arjibuk (Allyson Jean) Mills
Amos Roach
Archie Roach
Ash Dargan
Ashley Coleman
Auriel Andrew

B

Bamyili
Banawurun
Bart Willoughby
Bartlett Brothers
Baydon Williams
Birdwave
Black Arm Band
Black Image Band
Blackstorm
Blake Ralph
Blekbala Mujik
Bloodwood
Bob Wilson
Bobby McLeod
Briscoe Sisters (Deline Briscoe)
Broken English
Brotha Black
Buddal Lardil
Buddy Knox
Bunggridj
Bunna Lawrie
Bush Kids

C

Caper
Casey Lee Donovan
Charlie Trindall
Christine Anu
Chrysophrase Band
Cindy Drummond
Coloured Stone
Corroboration
Country Lads
Country Wranglers
Cyclone Sun

D

Dale Robert Huddleston
Dan Sultan
Darknis and Karnage
David Blanesi
David Hudson
Deadheart
Dewayne Everettsmith
Djanbidj
Djolpa McKenzie
Dougie Young
Dr. Didg

E

East Journey
Echo Island
Elkin
Emma Donovan
Eskatology (Jonathan Stier)

F

Fitzroy Xpress
Frank Yamma
Freshwater
From the Bush

G

Gambirra
Ganpanbulu Yunupingu
Garrangali Band
Gary Cannell
Genevieve Lacey
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
George Rrurrambu
Gina Williams
Glenn Skuthorpe
Gondwana

H

Harold Dalywaters
Harry Wilson
Henry “Seaman” Dan

I

Impossible Odds
Indigenous Intrudaz
Indij Hip Hop Allstars
Inlakesh
Iwantja

J

James Asher
James Henry
Jarrah
Jason Lee Scott
Jess Beck
Jessica Mauboy
Jimblah
Jimmy Langdon
Jimmy Little
Joe Geia
John Bennett
Johnny Huckle
June Mills (Gunluckii Nimul)

K

Kerrianne Cox
Kev Carmody
Kevin Bennett
Kineman Karma
Konect-A-Dot
Koolism
Kutcha Edwards

L

L J Hill
Lajamanu Teenage Band
Lazy Late Boys
Leah Flanagan
Lee Morgan
Letterstick
Lionel Rose
Local Knowledge
Lou Bennett
Ltyentye Apurte Band

M

Maningrida
Marcus Corowa
Mark A Hunter
Mark Atkins
Marlene Cummins
Marrugeko
Mathew Doyle
Matty Devitt Band
Microwave Jenny
Monica Weightman
Mr Morgz
Munkimuk

N

Nabarlek
Nancy Bates and Friends
Nangu Red Sunset
Naomi Hicks
Naomi Pigram Band
Native MC
No Fixed Address
NoKTuRNL
Nomad
North Tanami Band

O

Oka
On The Road To Kakadu
Onslaught
Outback
Owen & Daniel Karpany

P

Paul Patten
Peter Brandy

R

Radical Son
Randy Gravens
Red Ochre Band
Rhubee Neale
Richard Frankland
Richard Frankland and the Charcoal Club
Richard Walley
Rita Mills
Robert Wharton
Roger Knox
Ruby Hunter

S

Saltwater Band
Scrap Metal
Shadows
Shakaya
Sharnee Fenwick
Sharon “Shaz” Lane
Shellie Morris
Shelly Atkins
Sista Act
Soft Sand Band
Sonny Keeler
Soundtracks of Aboriginal movies
Stephen Pigram
Steve Roach
Stiff Gins
Street Warriors
Sunrize Band
Sweet Cheeks (formerly Tiddas)

T

Task
Terrasphere
Tha Deadly Boyz
Thaylia
The Grenadines
The Last Kinection
The MERRg
The Pigram Brothers
Tiddas
Tim Gibuma
Tjimba and the Yung Warriors
Tjupi Band
Tom E Lewis
Trevor Adamson
Tribe of Jubal
Troy Cassar-Daley
Troy N Trevelyn & The Tribe

U

Ursula Yovich
Us Mob

V

Vic Simms

W

Waak Waak Jungi
Walkabout Boys
Walker River Clan
Wandjuk Marika
Warren H. Williams
Warumpi Band
Wedgetail Eagle Band
Western Desert Band
Wildflower
William Barton
Wilma Reading
Wire MC
Wirrinyga Band

Y

Yabu Band
Yilila
Yothu Yindi
Yugul
Yung Warriors

Z

Zennith Boyz

Footnotes

View article sources (2)

[1] 'Our top acts on centre stage', Koori Mail 440 p.34
[2] 'Television ad inspired welder from the bush to a lifelong love of dance', SMH 28/5/2010

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