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UNDERSTANDING & CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA …
Our current Peace Theme deals with understanding, for all people; regardless of the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs, where they were born or live. How do we create a world where everyone can be treated with respect and have a “fair go” in their daily activities. Aboriginal Australia has been a victim of discrimination and we will explore how to break down barriers and through tolerance, find new ways to a happier society. Does it matter what “colour scheme” people are? Maybe you can think of some song lyrics or even come up with your own song melody to express your ideas. It’s easy to collaborate with other peacemakers as well.
How do we find ways to understand things that are often so strange and impossible to deal with? Is it possible to forgive ourselves and other people for mistakes and attitudes that can develop from a misunderstanding, or even be based on fears and silly concepts about each other. These are rich themes to explore in your creative work!
"Rap at the G"
Wurunjeri Elder and Songwriter, Joy Murphy has been asked to make up something for a performance at Melbourne’s famous M.C.G. Stadium.
Aunty Joy's lyrics are about the contribution of Aboriginal people to the great game of Aussie Rules Football , a happy song, and she is searching for some new melodies for her song. Maybe you can help her! Your song may be the one chosen for the Aboriginal Children’s Choir to sing there! So go for it, and send in as many songs as you like!
Did you know that Australian Rules Football was invented and first played by Melbourne Aboriginal People? Their traditional game was adapted into our present day game of “Footy”!
Music Tips
  • In order to get the feel for the rhythm of Aunty Joy’s song lyrics, read them out aloud a few times. What do they mean to you, do you want to accent some words, or sing other words slowly? Maybe you can repeat certain words here and there?
  • How can you bring the lyrics to life with your music? Why not say them with some rhythms and beats with the Recording Studio software, it’s easy to load in some rhythm loops to get going with…….You can even try a test recording or two ……..with yourself reading the words and with a looped rhythm to accompany you. If you like it, save the recording, convert it to an MP3 file, and email it into us!
  • Listen to the Aboriginal Music Soundbanks below, you can use any of these as a part of your music! Maybe you will go for the clapping boomerangs file? Or the wooden rhythm stick rhythms file? Perhaps you will choose the dijeridoo calls?
  • Don't forget that you can find beats and rhythm loops, melodies and harmonies in the Peace Song Tapestries Sound Bank.
  • Combine both the soundbanks and the “Rap at the G” song lyrics if you want to... now there’s an idea to work with!!
Aboriginal Music Soundbank
Music clips from the current theme of Peace.
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Understanding and Celebrating Aboriginal Australia
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