From an episode of UndercurrentsPresented by Judith Peppard

Feature Segment

Undercurrents: First People's Music Special

On Undercurrents, in the lead up to Invasion Day, Judith is joined in the studio by Arrernte woman, academic, DJ and broadcaster Suzi Hutchings, host of Subway Sounds on PBS radio, for a curated exploration of First Peoples music from across the country.

Judith and Suzi look at the beginnings of groups like No Fixed Address, Us Mob and Coloured Stone at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) at the University of Adelaide in the early 1980s, then head west to Ceduna, north to the Central Desert and beyond to Yolngu country, across to the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and back down to the cities. You’ll hear rock, jazz, desert reggae, country, electronica and more.

Think Tjintu Desert Band, King Stingray, Emily Wurramara, Kalaji, Marlene Cummins, Thelma Plum, Dobby, Briggs and Troy Cassar-Daley.

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Listen to Undercurrents: First People's Music Special59:3724 January 2024