Aboriginal musicians & albums

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4Real1

A

A.B. Original8

Abie and Warwick Wright

Adam James8

Adrian Burragubba2

Adrian Ross

Alan Dargin6

Alan Maralung1

Ali Arjibuk (Allyson Jean) Mills1

Alice Skye6

Amos Roach

Anne Conway4

Apakatjah3

Archie Roach17

Ash Dargan

Ashley Coleman1

Auriel Andrew

B

Baamba (Stephen Albert)1

Baker Boy6

Bamyili

Banawurun

Bart Willoughby

Bartlett Brothers

Baydon Williams

Birdwave

Birdz11

Black Arm Band4

Black Image Band3

Black Rock Band2

Blackstorm4

Blake Ralph1

Blake Rhodes (Mr Rhodes)3

Blekbala Mujik7

Bloodwood

Bob Wilson2

Bobby McLeod

Brenden "Bozza" Boslem‎1

Brian Peacock1

Briggs8

Briscoe Sisters (Deline Briscoe)

Broken English3

Brotha Black

Buddal Lardil

Buddy Knox2

Bunggridj

Bunna Lawrie

Bush Kids

C

Caper16

Casey Lee Donovan7

Charlie Trindall5

Christine Anu14

Chrysophrase Band

Cindy Drummond

Coloured Stone19

Corroboration

Country Lads

Country Wranglers

Cyclone Sun

D

Dale Robert Huddleston

Dan Sultan9

Darknis and Karnage

David Blanesi

David Hudson43

Deadheart

Desert Stars3

Dewayne Everettsmith3

Djanbidj

Djolpa McKenzie

Dougie Young

Dr. Didg

E

East Journey5

Echo Island

Electric Fields2

Elkin

Emily Wurramara5

Emma Donovan4

Eskatology (Jonathan Stier)

F

Fitzroy Xpress4

Frank Yamma7

Freshwater1

From the Bush

G

Gambirra1

Ganpanbulu Yunupingu

Garrangali Band1

Gary Cannell

Genevieve Lacey

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu16

George Rrurrambu1

Gina Williams

Glenn Skuthorpe

Gondwana

Green Hand Band1

H

Harold Dalywaters3

Harry Wilson

Henry Gibson "Seaman" Dan10

I

Impossible Odds5

Indigenoise2

Indigenous Intrudaz

Indij Hip Hop Allstars

Inlakesh

Iwantja1

J

Jacinta Price1

James Asher

James Henry2

James Williams3

Jarrah2

Jason Lee Scott

Jayden Lillyst

Jess Beck1

Jessica Mauboy28

Jessie Lloyd1

Jimblah4

Jimmy Langdon

Jimmy Little82

Joe Geia4

John Bennett1

Johnny Huckle

June Mills (Gunluckii Nimul)1

K

Kardajala Kirridarra3

Kerrianne Cox4

Kev Carmody19

Kevin Bennett

Kineman Karma2

Konect-A-Dot4

Koolism

Kutcha Edwards3

L

L J Hill2

Lady Lash3

Lajamanu Teenage Band

Lazy Late Boys1

Leah Flanagan4

Lee Morgan

Letterstick

Lionel Rose5

Local Knowledge2

Lonely Boys2

Lou Bennett3

Ltyentye Apurte Band

M

Maningrida

Marcus Corowa1

Mark A Hunter2

Mark Atkins6

Marlene Cummins1

Marrugeko

Mathew Doyle

Matty Devitt Band

Microwave Jenny4

Miiesha4

Miss Hood2

Mitch Tambo1

Mo'Ju (Mojo Juju)7

Monica Weightman

Mr Morgz1

Munkimuk1

N

Nabarlek4

Nancy Bates and Friends

Nangu Red Sunset

Naomi Hicks

Naomi Pigram Band

Native MC

No Fixed Address4

NoKTuRNL4

Nomad

North Tanami Band

O

Oetha3

Oka12

On The Road To Kakadu

Onslaught

Outback

Owen & Daniel Karpany

P

Patrick Mau (Mau Power)7

Paul Patten

Peter Brandy2

Philly (Philip Murray)2

Pirra2

R

Radical Son3

Randy Gravens

Red Ochre Band

Rhubee Neale9

Richard Frankland1

Richard Frankland and the Charcoal Club2

Richard Walley

Ripple Effect Band1

Rita Mills

Robert Wharton2

Rochelle Pitt3

Roger Knox7

Ruby Hunter3

S

Salt Lake Band (Enungkwerrimanja)

Saltwater Band3

Scrap Metal

Shadows

Shakaya2

Sharnee Fenwick2

Sharon "Shaz" Lane2

Shellie Morris4

Shelly Atkins

Sista Act

Soft Sand Band

Sonny Keeler

Soundtracks of Aboriginal movies24

Southeast Desert Metal2

Spinifex Gum5

Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu2

Stephen Pigram

Steve Roach

Stiff Gins6

Street Warriors3

Sunrize Band3

Sweet Cheeks (formerly Tiddas)

T

Task

Terrasphere

Tha Deadly Boyz

Thaylia2

The Black Turtles

The Grenadines

The Last Kinection5

The Medics3

The MERRg3

The Pigram Brothers

Thelma Plum9

Tia Gostelow8

Tiddas10

Tim Gibuma

Tjupi Band3

Tom E Lewis3

Trevor Adamson3

Tribe of Jubal

Troy Cassar-Daley20

Troy N Trevelyn & The Tribe

U

Ursula Yovich4

Us Mob

V

Various3

Vic Simms8

W

Waak Waak Jungi

Walkabout Boys

Walker River Clan

Wandjuk Marika

Warren H. Williams7

Warumpi Band10

Wedgetail Eagle Band

Western Desert Band2

Wildflower1

William Barton10

Wilma Reading8

Wire MC2

Wirrinyga Band

Y

Yabu Band4

Yilila2

Yothu Yindi26

Yugul1

Yung Warriors6

Z

Zennith Boyz

Ziggy Ramo8

Selected statistics

0.14%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on Australian commercial radio in 2008 [1]
4%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on community radio in 2008 [1]
1.37%
Percentage of Aboriginal music on the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) in 2008 [1]

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

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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References

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[1] [1a] [1b] 'Television ad inspired welder from the bush to a lifelong love of dance', SMH 28/5/2010

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2020, Aboriginal musicians & albums, <https://creativespirits.info/resources/music/>, retrieved 1 October 2020

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