So, what exactly is Traditional art & musical Instruments

The melding/blending of cultural “traditions” seems to be the way of humans across the world and throughout the history of “contact” or “conquest”. An inevitability… like the “westernisation” of 1st nations people more recently… the “Koori law” as noted by a Sydney born/raised “elder” from Redfern called it, is not the same as “you mob in the west & NT who still have your traditional ways/practices and Lore”. so-called Aboriginal “urban culture” blends hip-hop, rap, other “people’s” instruments , styles, speech, musical form, art (eg. graffiti art) in contemporary music/artistry under the term Aboriginal music/artists, yet apparently want to “claim” traditional ownership of certain “instruments/art forms”, whilst living within the acculturation process as such? Hmm …

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