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So much beauty in the people of Darwin

Have you ever been to Darwin? What comes to mind when you think of this city at the top of Australia? Darwin is home to more than 130,000 people. Many have come from distant countries, while others trace their local ancestry back thousands of years. Listen to the stories and music of some talented young people who call ...

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Tiwi music: keeping an ancient culture alive

Discover how music and dance are helping to keep the traditions of the Tiwi people alive. The customs and stories of the Tiwi people have been passed on to new generations through storytelling, song and dance. Many of the remaining languages of Australia's ancient Indigenous cultures are being lost. Today there is a race ...

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Sonic space: travel

Create your own soundscape from noises in a view from space of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Explore sounds such as a satellite transmission, gamelan playing and Chinese voices talking. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, ...

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Dayak drummers, Long Hubung, 1996

This is a colour photograph showing a welcome ceremony in the village of Long Hubung on the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Two Bahau Dayak men are playing traditional Dayak instruments. One man is seated on a length of hardwood generally used for pounding rice. The men wear traditional woven hats ...

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Jogja hip-hop reaches birthplace of hip-hop

This is an article about the impact and influence of hip-hop music on the youth of Yogyakarta in Java, Indonesia. The author highlights the strengths of a globalised hip-hop culture to nurture young Indonesian artists who incorporate Javanese colloquial language into their lyrics. There is also a video clip of performance ...

Teacher resource

Sound infusion demos and tutorials

This is an online resource that focuses on demonstrating how to use Sound infusion, an interactive resource designed for creating original music tracks from samples of music from across the world. The video tutorials include 'How to register on Sound infusion', which provides a guide for teachers on how to register students ...

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Sound infusion user manual

This resource is a guide for teachers on how to use Sound infusion, an online interactive resource designed for creating original music tracks using samples of music from across the world. In PDF format, the user manual includes background information, sequenced instructions and screenshots to demonstrate functions and ...

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Music profile: Maupower

This is a resource profiling Patrick Mau (aka Maupower among others), a Torres Strait born singer-songwriter and hip-hop artist. The resource includes: a summary of this career; a publicity shot; a 'Deadly sounds' video clip from the deletion series 'Move it mob style'; and a 'Listen up' audio of his experimental energy ...

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Angklung music

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Angklung music and performances. The teacher notes provide background information about the elements of Angklung performance, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The stimulus resources consist ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 8: red and yellow paper

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice’s family is in the city of Busan in South Korea on one of her dad’s work trips. A special part of the trip for Alice is that she goes ...

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Dya Singh: a world of music

Take a sneak peek into the life of Dya Singh, one of Australia's most successful musical families. A world-renowned phenomenon, they have delighted audiences across the globe. Come and meet a family whose music has the rare ability to blend ancient religious and cultural traditions with groundbreaking new combinations of ...

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A journey into world music

From Japanese drumming to African choirs, there is a wide world of music to be enjoyed beyond mainstream pop music in Australia. Music from one culture will often sound very different to music from another, using varied musical styles and instruments. Come along on a musical journey and explore the increasingly popular ...