Music culture - Australian (Aboriginal culture (History (Rasism,…
Music culture - Australian
Music in general
Religious foundation in the traditional music
Music styles range from classical and symphonic to rock, pop, and alternative styles. Music is the most popular performance art, attracting large audiences. Pop music is more successful than symphony and chamber music.
A lot of mainstream music - not really accepting the old stuff
West pop and rock
The Aboriginal rock music is getting bigger
Music has been closely aligned with a power struggle over land rights"
The more poor part of the population
Rasism, dispossesion of land, suppresion of language/culture, denail of identity, poisoning water supplies and systematic massacres
European settlers arrived in 1788
One handed story
Protestant/roman catholic missioners wanted to remove their culture
Gospel singing influences
50 000 years old culture
250 000 aboriginals (1.3 %)
Sacred mythological world, lands
Creation myths and dreamtime
Remind European settlers of their history
The central Australian Aboriginal media association
Bob Marley influences
The song themes of loss, grief and being outcast and the loss is the loss of country, grief over the loss of stolen children and being outcast in their own country
Annual festivals of arts in the states showcase local and international work and are well attended, in particular by the well educated and the wealthy.
Culture and humans
One in four of 22 millions - overseas
86% support against racism
We like control and patterns
– absorbing and integrating some aspects of behavior and values of »others« into our culture, but keeping our own culture too
– the existence of the others is tolerated, by minimizing the differences between groups.
– complete denial of different ways of human existence
– now the others are recognized but there is great hostility and negative feelings towards them. Differences are perceived as a danger for own group. .