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  • Essay On Animism In Australia

    recorded, however, anthropologists have managed to record a few. These types of songs were only performed during special ceremonies. On the other hand, Clan songs could be performed in public places. Moiety songs were considered Clan songs. Songmen were appointed by by dreaming ancestors. It was considered that they “received” Cult songs in their dreams. Individually Owned songs were songs that an individual person received for prayers, entertainment purposes, etc (Okana). These types of songs would reveal a person 's mindset. Aborigines would also use clapsticks as instruments. A very important instrument in aboriginal culture is the didgeridoo. This prestigious element is classified as a wind instrument in the form of long wooden tube. Its rhythms and sounds varied depending on accents and volume. Circular breathing was used to play the didgeridoo. Animism is associated with aboriginal music and others parts as well. Animism is the theory that animals and plants give spiritual enlightenment. Dreaming ancestors are affiliated with animism since they can possibly taking place in the form of a totem. Dreaming tracks are spiritual paths across the sky. Keep in mind that these were not sources for navigation. Aborigines would use music to pass down knowledge. Songs would contain details about the “dreaming” aspect of aboriginal life, such as details on Dreaming ancestors. Music was vital in understanding how family lineages were made through elders in the…

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  • Boomerang Research Paper

    The aboriginal people were known as inventors. They created multiple inventions to help them survive during their time. They might not have been the first to create them, but those items helped them in various ways. The first item, was the karlis. They were advanced boomerangs that they used during their hunts. They could quickly launch the boomerang to strike the animal being hunted. The boomerang was very heavy, so that way they could deliver fatal blows. The secondary weapon was the spear.…

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  • Silk Road Ensemble Analysis

    instruments, such as the flute, which starts off the unique toon to this song along with the tambourine. I can then hear the bongo’s gradually coming in along with the cello and violins building up the speed of the song and then gradually bringing the beat down slower. This is only some of the instruments in this song, but I feel that some of the instruments blend into the background music so well that I can’t truly tell what they are. This particular piece of art relates to the way our memory…

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  • Art Without Boundaries: A Narrative Analysis

    reading Art Without Boundaries. Unlike the aforementioned reading, I do not believe art has cultural boundaries. Neither in the past and especially not in today’s multi-culturally embracing society. There used to be an understanding that (good) art transcends all boundaries. Up until I read the last online chapter, I was under the assumption that art should seek to be aesthetically pleasing to the observer. I am neither from the Chinese culture nor am I a florist, but I appreciate the…

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  • The Red Centre Poem Analysis

    This song brings a fresh perspective to listeners both graphically and musically on Australia’s history as reflected in an epic “Symphony of Australia”, juxtaposes consonance and dissonance, beauty and ruggedness, thick texture with simple moments. Didgeridoo and other non-western instruments are used to give a more authentic voice to some of the movement. This epic is divided into 6 movements and The red centre is the third movement of this epic. Basically, this movement is about exploration of…

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  • Paul Keating Redfern Park Speech Analysis

    predominantly middle aged white men, is a dominant facet to the effect of the speech. Reading the speech gives a sense of its greatness. The words are passionate and meaningful, they evoke emotion. Listening to the speech, however, the words seem to lose their poignancy. They sound clearly scripted, as though being read to portray an image rather than to express the speaker’s feelings. Then, finally when watching the speech, P.M. Keating refers back to his notes constantly. This adds to the…

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  • Bagirrbarra Song Analysis

    from a vast family unit and touches on cultural practices. The song is similar to a chant in that it is calling Warrgamay people back to country. Describing the making of fire to guide the people home and to show where they’ve come. Bagirrbarra Song Speaking Yabu djana / Mother, Father Gugun djandi /Older Brother, Older Sister Ganda, ganda, ganda… / Make Fire, make fire, make fire… Sing X 4 Djinggarabali nardji / Dreaming, County Yabu midja…

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  • Australian Aborigines Essay

    Australian Aborigines When learning about a new group of people it is best to understand their past and where they originated from. One of Australia’s indigenous groups is the Aborigines. The group is said to have migrated from Asia as early as 30,000 years ago. There are about 500-600 distinct groups of aboriginal people. Although there are different groups there are links between the groups that unify them such as their spiritual beliefs, storytelling and art. Their spiritual beliefs have a…

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  • Bangarra Dance Analysis

    performers themselves. Near the start of the scene, Page has positioned a large number of people representing aboriginals on stage and their role is to interact with one another in their own cultural and social way. However, towards the end of the scene, a male and a female appear portraying white people whom have come in to capture the aboriginals of Tasmania. To support this, aural elements have been exploited to enhance engagement further. The Indigenous and colonialists music is undeniably…

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  • Cultural Reflection On Children

    that will meet children’s developmental needs, abilities, and interest levels is to make musical instruments from different cultures that we can play. I start by setting out materials that include, tiny bells, rice, seeds, uncooked noodles, puffy paint, stickers, markers, crayons, different colored pipe cleaners, tape, glue, empty paper towel rolls, empty toilet paper rolls, plastic containers with lids, empty plastic water bottles and empty plastic coffee containers. The children can pick which…

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