From Moomba to the Dreaming: Indigenous Australia, Popular Music and Reconciliation
This chapter argues how the idea of social justice has become a very mainstream one, particular with the rise of the entertainment industries keen to promote Indigenous performers. It focuses on mainstream music in Australia, and the extent to which Indigenous pop stars have gained global popularity and recognition. King’s analysis of the history of Indigenous popular music shows how individual performers and performances are a useful means for mainstream audiences to engage with Indigenous reconciliation in Australia.
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