More Work Required to Improve Indigenous Artists Reaching Audiences

A report by the Australia Council and the Australasian Performing Rights Association shows attitudes, inadequate training and equipment hinder Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers reaching wider audiences.

Dr Mark Bin Bakar from the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board said it’s important to work with the industry allowing more Indigenous artists to play in more venues.

Dr said some Indigenous bands booked for gigs turn up and face rejection because they are Aboriginal.

Lou Bennett from Indigenous band Tiddas said staying strong and being true to yourself gives you the passion to tell the truth and tell a story that has not been told.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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