Australia started taking participation in
popular music around 1950. A lot of their music is Aboriginal
and rock. Many people find it to be different and refreshing.
One of the main groups is Yothu Yindi. They first became popular
Some other Australian performers are Coloured Stone, Kev Carmody,
Archie Roach, Scrap Metal, the Sunrise Band, and Christine Anu.
The two bands that really started music in Australia were No
Fixed Address and Warumpi Band.
White Outback music is a mix between Irish Heritage and American
Country music. Some popular people are Slim Dusty, Ted Egan,
John Williamson, Chad Morgan, and Lee Kernaghan. Bush folk bands
usually use fiddles, banjos, and tin whistles. Another instrument
is the single-stringed, tea chest bass.
Recent talent: Savage Garden, Killing Heidi,
Madison Avenue, Vanessa Amorosi
Reader contribution from Cara Werribee: 10/2000
The Aborigines use beeswax as a mouthpiece
so it's easier to play. They are usually in the northern areas
of Australia. Before white men came it was used throughout Australia.
Reader contribution from Kelli Mcintosh: 6/2000
"The yidaki was named 'dee-jee-ree-doo' after the language
which was being spoken thru it as it was played when a white
man first heard it. It was not played all over Australia before
invasion, rather only in small pockets in the north of Northern
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