FROM A DISTANCE

Aboriginal Music in the Maningrida Community and on their Internet Site

Authors

  • Murray Garde

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28727

Keywords:

Aboriginal musical culture, music and cyberspace

Abstract

Murray Garde's article combines a study of the Aboriginal musical culture of the Maningrida area, in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory, Australia), with an analysis of the international responses to their world wide web site and a discussion of the manner in which (some) Internet communities can also use the medium in ways which serve to perpetuate- rather than dissipate -essentialism and myth making with regard to indigenous cultures.

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Published

2015-10-05

How to Cite

Garde, M. (2015). FROM A DISTANCE: Aboriginal Music in the Maningrida Community and on their Internet Site. Perfect Beat, 4(1), 4–18. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28727

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