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From silence to celebration : Indigenous Australian performers at the Woodford Folk Festival

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Karl NeuenfeldtKarl Neuenfeldt
Presently in Australia there are a range of performance opportunities available to Australia's two Indigenous peoples: Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Folk festivals in particular currently provide an important outlet for their talents as musicans, storytellers, and dancers. This chapter examines the Murri Program at the Woodford Folk Festival, the largest in the southern hemisphere. Highlighted are the insights ofa key organiser of the Murri Programme, Walbira Wafts, detailing how she negotiates and navigates the complex issues of politics, protocols, programming, and personalities. It is argued the Murri Programme is an historically notable change from exclusion to inclusion and plays a positive ro1e in ethnogenesis and the construction of Aboriginality.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

43

Issue

2-3

Start Page

65

End Page

91

Number of Pages

27

ISSN

0043-8774

Location

Germany

Publisher

Verlag

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

World of music.