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A

Abie and Warwick Wright
Adam James8
Adrian Burragubba2
Adrian Ross
Alan Dargin6
Alan Maralung1
Ali Arjibuk (Allyson Jean) Mills1
Alice Skye1
Amos Roach
Apakatjah3
Archie Roach12
Ash Dargan
Ashley Coleman1
Auriel Andrew

B

Baamba (Stephen Albert)1
Baker Boy
Bamyili
Banawurun
Bart Willoughby
Bartlett Brothers
Baydon Williams
Birdwave
Black Arm Band4
Black Image Band3
Black Rock Band2
Blackstorm4
Blake Ralph1
Blekbala Mujik7
Bloodwood
Bob Wilson2
Bobby McLeod
Brenden "Bozza" Boslem‎1
Briggs8
Briscoe Sisters (Deline Briscoe)
Broken English3
Brotha Black
Buddal Lardil
Buddy Knox2
Bunggridj
Bunna Lawrie
Bush Kids

C

Caper16
Casey Lee Donovan7
Charlie Trindall5
Christine Anu14
Chrysophrase Band
Cindy Drummond
Coloured Stone19
Corroboration
Country Lads
Country Wranglers
Cyclone Sun

D

Dale Robert Huddleston
Dan Sultan9
Darknis and Karnage
David Blanesi
David Hudson43
Deadheart
Desert Stars3
Dewayne Everettsmith3
Djanbidj
Djolpa McKenzie
Dougie Young
Dr. Didg

E

East Journey5
Echo Island
Electric Fields2
Elkin
Emily Wurramara5
Emma Donovan4
Eskatology (Jonathan Stier)

F

Fitzroy Xpress4
Frank Yamma7
Freshwater1
From the Bush

G

Gambirra1
Ganpanbulu Yunupingu
Garrangali Band1
Gary Cannell
Genevieve Lacey
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu16
George Rrurrambu1
Gina Williams
Glenn Skuthorpe
Gondwana
Gondwana Choirs1
Green Hand Band1

H

Harold Dalywaters3
Harry Wilson
Henry Gibson "Seaman" Dan10

I

Impossible Odds5
Indigenoise2
Indigenous Intrudaz
Indij Hip Hop Allstars
Inlakesh
Iwantja1

J

Jacinta Price1
James Asher
James Henry2
Jarrah2
Jason Lee Scott
Jayden Lillyst
Jess Beck1
Jessica Mauboy28
Jessie Lloyd1
Jimblah4
Jimmy Langdon
Jimmy Little82
Joe Geia4
John Bennett1
Johnny Huckle
June Mills (Gunluckii Nimul)1

K

Kardajala Kirridarra3
Kerrianne Cox4
Kev Carmody19
Kevin Bennett
Kineman Karma2
Konect-A-Dot4
Koolism
Kutcha Edwards3

L

L J Hill2
Lady Lash3
Lajamanu Teenage Band
Lazy Late Boys1
Leah Flanagan4
Lee Morgan
Letterstick
Lionel Rose5
Local Knowledge2
Lonely Boys2
Lou Bennett3
Ltyentye Apurte Band

M

Maningrida
Marcus Corowa1
Mark A Hunter2
Mark Atkins6
Marlene Cummins1
Marrugeko
Mathew Doyle
Matty Devitt Band
Microwave Jenny4
Miss Hood2
Monica Weightman
Mr Morgz1
Munkimuk1

N

Nabarlek4
Nancy Bates and Friends
Nangu Red Sunset
Naomi Hicks
Naomi Pigram Band
Native MC
No Fixed Address3
NoKTuRNL4
Nomad
North Tanami Band

O

Oetha1
Oka12
On The Road To Kakadu
Onslaught
Outback
Owen & Daniel Karpany

P

Patrick Mau (Mau Power)4
Paul Patten
Peter Brandy2
Philly (Philip Murray)2
Pirra2

R

Radical Son3
Randy Gravens
Red Ochre Band
Rhubee Neale8
Richard Frankland1
Richard Frankland and the Charcoal Club2
Richard Walley
Ripple Effect Band1
Rita Mills
Robert Wharton2
Rochelle Pitt3
Roger Knox7
Ruby Hunter3

S

Salt Lake Band (Enungkwerrimanja)
Saltwater Band3
Scrap Metal
Shadows
Shakaya2
Sharnee Fenwick2
Sharon "Shaz" Lane2
Shellie Morris4
Shelly Atkins
Sista Act
Soft Sand Band
Sonny Keeler
Soundtracks of Aboriginal movies24
Southeast Desert Metal2
Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu2
Stephen Pigram
Steve Roach
Stiff Gins6
Street Warriors3
Sunrize Band3
Sweet Cheeks (formerly Tiddas)

T

Task
Terrasphere
Tha Deadly Boyz
Thaylia2
The Black Turtles
The Grenadines
The Last Kinection5
The Medics3
The MERRg3
The Pigram Brothers
Thelma Plum8
Tiddas
Tim Gibuma
Tjupi Band3
Tom E Lewis3
Trevor Adamson3
Tribe of Jubal
Troy Cassar-Daley20
Troy N Trevelyn & The Tribe

U

Ursula Yovich4
Us Mob

V

Various1
Vic Simms8

W

Waak Waak Jungi
Walkabout Boys
Walker River Clan
Wandjuk Marika
Warren H. Williams7
Warumpi Band10
Wedgetail Eagle Band
Western Desert Band2
Wildflower1
William Barton10
Wilma Reading8
Wire MC2
Wirrinyga Band

Y

Yabu Band4
Yilila2
Yothu Yindi26
Yugul1
Yung Warriors6

Z

Zennith Boyz
Ziggy Ramo3

Black Australian music is by no means restricted to playing the didgeridoo, but is just as diverse as white Australian music. Would you have thought that some Indigenous artists play Reggae, Hip Hop or Country?

B.L.A.C.K. — Born Long Ago, Creation's Keeper — Wire MC, Indigenous rapper

Tip

If you don't know where to begin check out my Resources Starter Kit which contains recommended essential music, movies and books to get you started.

A kind of secret but important social history of Australia is captured in the many songs of Indigenous artists. — Steven Richardson, Artistic Director, Arts House

References

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[1] 'Television ad inspired welder from the bush to a lifelong love of dance', SMH 28/5/2010

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2019, Aboriginal musicians & albums, <https://mail.creativespirits.info/resources/music>, retrieved 20 July 2019

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