Timeline - Contact History 1500 - 1900 1500-1700 Indonesian trepang fishers visit northern Australia. [pic] Bark painting by Mini Mini. Acquired in 1948 from Umba Kumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. A Macassan prau (boat) in a typical Groote Eylandt style. Aboriginal populations from Australia's north coast have been in contact with Macassan fishermen from south east Asia for over four hundred years.
Each piece of music has implications, positive or negative, and the musician has a responsibility to the community to play well and appropriately. Music to the Minianka is much more than just entertainment. In the Minianka tradition, music is a therapy for both physical and psychological imbalances. Their music is used to establish communication with the ancestors, the spirit, and the Creator. Yaya was born in 1946.
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It may be the best of all hand drums to combo because the conga's rich and natural tones harmonize with most any instrument or style of music. Congas are commonly used in cuban, latin and african music. They are also common in Gospel, Blues Rock 'n Roll, and variety of Jazz forms including Be-bop and Jazz-Rock Fussion. The name of the video is "Al son de los cueros" by Sonora Carruseles. The members of the band are Luis Rodriguez, Cristian Cuevas, Harold Palaez, Luis Ruiz, Rodrigo Escobar, Mario Paz, Daniel Marmolejo, Emiliano Torres, Morist Jimenez Jr and Julio Luna.
The white Australians became extremely vicious and began to throw food at us. Finally after hours of abuse Aboriginal children were allowed in the pools and the ban of Aboriginal children not being able to swim was then removed. I believe the freedom ride was a good act as it bringing awareness to the general public about how the aboriginal’s are being treated in rural areas. I hope racist people understand the living conditions of the aboriginals and the challenges they face in their day to day lives and I hope they change their views. Hopefully in the near future we will stop the white Australia policy because at the end of the day all aboriginals are all human just like us and deserve to be treated the same as every other Australian.
Folktale stories usually always include how something came to be the way it is today or they provide a message on how to behave or act with good sense; however, overall they are also used for entertainment. The Cherokees respect the spirituality and teachings of the ancient people and their strong bonds with nature. Led by the belief in the symbols of colors and animals, traditional teachings weave the Cherokees lives together. It is these deep Native American folklore influences that capture the Cherokee Indians’ spirit, character and reverence for life. The folktales embody the culture of the Cherokee through traditional teaching, reflecting the true spirit and history of the Cherokee.
Assignment 1: Reflective Paper (750 words) While a variety of factors have shaped the diversity of Indigenous Australian philosophy and practices across the Australian continent, one of the central characteristics of the Aboriginal worldview is the concept of the ‘Dreaming’. Outline some of the key aspects of this belief system and reflect on this in comparison to your own worldview. The Dreaming is described by the Aboriginal people as the era of their creation. The belief underlying the concept of The Dreaming helps them understand their very existence (Edwards 1988, p.17). According to Edwards (1988, p. 17), the Aboriginal people believe that they came from the land on which they live and have occupied the land since the era of The Dreaming.
Each group believes in different supernatural ancestors that created the natural world. They have emerged from land features which are considered sacred sites. Sacred sites may be land /rock formations, parts of rivers/seas or burial grounds. The Land is regarded as sacred to aboriginals because ‘The Dreaming’ occurs on it. The dreaming consists of creation stories about how the ancestral spirits moved through the land creating rivers, lakes, mountains, animals and plants.
The color and tone of the various voices and instruments flavour the melody and all appear to contribute to each other. The quick tempo and accents on different notes gave off the feeling of anxiousness in one of the later parts in the piece as well as the crescendos. Throughout this
The learning passages include philosophical, practical, emotional/physical/spiritual challenge, exploration, community/global response, and creative “endeavour”. This journey is a passage that challenges endurance and stamina as well as beliefs. The walkabout helps and affects the adolescents of an aboriginal because it’s the key to finding their identity. This journey they take is a time they find out their true selves. Spending all that time alone they’re forced to evaluate their lives and mature within the period of time away.