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NAIDOC Week (from 1-8 July) celebrations will be held across Australia this July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme – They dared to challenged - celebrates those who supported and re-ignited the spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the establishment of the…


Track List – notes from the hard road and beyond

notes from the hard road and beyond brought together a star-studded cast to perform protest songs from throughout the ages. See full track list below.   Which Side Are You On – Lou Bennett with Shane Howard & Paul Dempsey I Was Only Nineteen – John Schumann with Shane Howard I Am Woman -  Joss…


Soundtrack of a Revolution: YouTube Playlist

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The closing night of Melbourne Festival 2011, notes from the hard road and beyond, brought together some of the world’s biggest performers to sing protest songs from throughout the ages. Before you watch the world television premiere of the concert on STUDIO, relive all the original performances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Green Day…


Shane Howard’s still standin’

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“Standin’ on solid rock,  Standin’ on sacred ground,  Living on borrowed time,  And the winds of change are blowin’ down the line” So go the famous lines of Shane Howard’s hit song Standin’ on Solid Rock, lyrics which soon became one of the anthems of land-rights activism and inspired a whole new generation of writers…


Archie Roach sings Took the Children Away

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Archie Roach is an icon of the Australian music industry and his honest storytelling tells the sad truth of indigenous Australia. He wrote the landmark song Took the Children Away in 1990, about his own childhood and being taken by authorities from his parents to a mission. “You took the children away, Breaking their mothers…