“...all young Australians will be given the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, their significance for Australia and the impact these have had, and continue to have, on our world.”
ACARA, 2011, p.22
Music education is in a unique position to contribute to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as contemporary Indigenous music powerfully communicates the stories and aspirations and dreams of Indigenous Australians. It serves as a vehicle for Indigenous communities to address critical social issues, such as the Stolen Generation and land rights. Contemporary Indigenous music is culturally rich, musically significant and is influential in shaping broader Australian popular music. It is in recognition of this contribution that MGSE music education was proud to host No Fixed Address who performed their music and participated in a Q&A session. The original band members Bart Willoughby (drums, vocals), Ricky Harrison (rhythm guitar, vocals), Les Graham (lead guitar) and John Miller (bass) have reformed and are touring the country with plans to record a new album. The colloquium was broadcast by Radio 3CR.
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