The Resource Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music, Oli Wilson

Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music, Oli Wilson

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Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music
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Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music
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Oli Wilson
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"This paper explores the notion of indigenous cultural identity in Australia and New Zealand by examining how indigenous culture is represented in popular music, specifically, through 'known' signifiers of indigenous culture. This paper argues that these signifiers are limited to specific instrumentation, musical characteristics such as rhythm and melody, and indigenous language. These findings are reached through an examination of the extant literature on indigenous popular music in Australia and New Zealand, and by applying the same methods these studies employ to a comparison of indigenous popular music from these countries. Music from the groups Yothu Yindi (from Australia), and Moana and the Moahunters (from New Zealand) is analysed, demonstrating how signifiers of indigenous culture are perceived to have roots in traditional culture. This paper concludes by presenting an Australasian framework through which signifiers of indigenous identity have been identified and discussed in academic literature, and argues that the limitations of semiotic analysis has restricted the exploration of popular music's capacity to express indigenous identity." [Author's abstract]
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Yothu Yindi (Musical group)
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Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music, Oli Wilson
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Bibliography: p. 44-47
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Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music, Oli Wilson
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 44-47

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