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These 4 Indigenous Artists Are Looking to Clarify History with Music | Global Citizen

SOURCE: Global Citizen

“Throughout human history, music has been used as a form of expression for silenced and oppressed groups. This tendency has sparked many cultural revolutions, like the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and early 1930s in New York. Today, many indigenous people use music to spread awareness, as a form of resistance, and to preserve and celebrate their culture. Here are a few cool contemporary groups with indigenous roots from all over the world…” ~ Madeline Schwartz

“The Children Came Back” – Featuring Gurrumul & Dewayne Everettsmith | Briggs

“The Aboriginal people of Australia have been heavily oppressed since the British colonized the island centuries ago. Between 1905 and 1969, mixed-race children of Aboriginal descent, referred to as “half-caste” children, were removed from their families by the Australian government. These children are now called the Stolen Generations. The Australian government issued a formal apology in 2008. The Stolen Generations have been commemorated in protest songs throughout the years. Briggs, an Aboriginal rapper, released a song in 2015 called “The Children Came Back” celebrating Aboriginal cultural revival…” ~ Madeline Schwartz


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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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