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Rough Guide:  Australian Aboriginal Music
Various Artists
Rough Guide: Australian Aboriginal Music
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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This collection of tribal, ambient, and folk music by Australia's aboriginal artists and tribes is an interesting snapshot of the various indigenous faces of Australia. Listeners will find much of the famed didgeridoo, som...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Rough Guide: Australian Aboriginal Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Music Network
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Re-Release Date: 10/8/2001
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Australia & New Zealand, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 605633102628

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This collection of tribal, ambient, and folk music by Australia's aboriginal artists and tribes is an interesting snapshot of the various indigenous faces of Australia. Listeners will find much of the famed didgeridoo, sometimes as the cornerstone for tribal dreamtime rituals, sometimes leading the melodies in modern electronic pop music, sometimes setting the dark, ominous tone for ambient music. Highlights include Archie Roach's melodic folk tune "Native Born," a sweet lament about the loss of aboriginal land and culture; Gapu's "Celebration" with Rachel Nehanda Woods's lovely chant; and Ruby Hunter's "Kurongk Boy, Kurongk Girl." But make no mistake, the Rough Guide folks include enough traditional tribal chant to please those looking for authentic Australian aboriginal music. An excellent comprehensive introduction. --Karen Karleski

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Abo CD
Lawrence A. Green | Fresno, Ca USA | 03/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the only "authentic" Aboriginal CD of the bunch. The others didn't include the folk music. Nice collection of music."
Fantastic!
Maestra 028 | 06/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nice variety of tracks and instruments; male and female vocals. I'm extremely impressed with the notes as well as the "extras". This version contains a data track, some Rough Guide book content, a competition and other items on the CD if you stick it in the computer. Very thorough!"