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NEW BOOKS CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS MUSIC – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Gurrumul

This week we check out three new books celebrating the life and music of Australian indigenous musicians.

Gurrumul – His Life and Music by Robert Hillman is a beautifully presented volume celebrating Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu . His story is one of the most inspiring musical tales of recent times.

Butcher Paper, Texta, Black Board and Chalk is the culmination of 15 years work by the late Ruby Hunter, singer song-writer and partner of Archie Roach. It’s an illustrated children’s song book¬† – many of the songs were written in song writing and music workshops held by Ruby and Archie with children from across Cape York Peninsula.

And Steady Steady is the biography of Torres Strait music legend Seaman Dan.

 

Ruby Hunter & Archie Roach

PLAY LIST

Bapu – Gurrumul from the book CD Gurrumul – His Life & Music

Baba Waiar – Seaman Dan & the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Childrens Choir from the book CD Still On Deck

Gungalaira – Archie Roach from the 2002 CD The Tracker

Torres Strait Hula  РSeaman Dan from Still On Deck

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