Indigenous Australian Musicians are Making a Huge Impact in World Music

Indigenous Australian Musicians are Making a Huge Impact in World Music from Monster Music

By: Monster Music  26-Dec-2012
Keywords: Music Education, Music Lessons, Music Schools

Some of the most popular music on the world scene right now is coming from Australian Aboriginal artists. Interest in the music of Australian Aboriginal artists is at an unprecedented level, and we think it’s great. Movies like The Sapphires and Bran Nue Dae, and old industry pros such as Archie Roach and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, and even the TV show Redfern Now are all part of the indigenous uprising within the industry. According to Simon Raynor, who directed the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne in November, “There’s been a wonderful surge of (indigenous) artists touring and releasing albums.” Raynor went on to say that “The quality is amazing… people are… just realising…. (the) huge variety of music… in Australia.” A band called The Medics, who began in a Cairns high school five years ago, is one of the more popular bands in the current movement. According to drummer Jhindu Lawrie, the band gained experience and popularity, and moved to Brisbane: “When we first moved, we played so many shows… we built something really nice.” Lawrie calls his band’s music “Atmospheric Rock,” and says that the band doesn’t really try to play any particular style, drawing more on personal preferences: “We never… said… what style (songs) would be… we just knew what we wanted.” According to Seth Jordan, author of “World Music, Global Sounds in Australia,” the world is becoming more interested in Australian music, and indigenous artists are benefiting from the trend. He feels that, while Latin America and Africa have gotten most of the attention for years, the rest of the world is finally discovering Australian music. So, what does this have to do with you, taking music lessons in Melbourne or Perth? The biggest lesson anyone can take from this is to be yourself when it comes to music. You still have to pay attention to what your audiences are telling you, but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there when writing and performing music. When you think of all the various genres and artists who have “made it” in music, whether on a local, national, or international level, the sheer variety is astounding. What’s important is that you have your own vision, listen to your own muse, and learn your craft as well as you can to impart your message to the world. We can help you with that.

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