Dancing Aborigine

Paradigm Shift fm 102.1 Friday at noon 15 July 2016
Listen to show here http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2016-07-15

Robert Wharton, Andy and Ian pay tribute to songman Angus Rabbit who passed away this week. Robert sings ‘Share the Stars’ as a tribute to Uncle Angus and talks about the influence in his life of Uncle Angus.

Dreaming by Robert Wharton.jpg

Andy interviews Luke Byrne about the significance of folk in the environment and social justice issues. Andy catches up with Luke at the Students of Sustainability. Songs mentioned are Padlock and Chain which is about Metropolitan Mine at Woolongong and turned into being about opposition to mine at Maules Creek and then about uranium.  Bella Ciao is another that originates from traditional peasant women workers in the 19th century and became an  anti-fascist song for the Italian Partisans in World War II.

Andy interviews Marcus Atkinson who with Koara Tribal Leader, Richard 714797Evans is organising a big walk in August in Western Australia against the Uranium mining site at Wiluna in the WA Goldfields on Martu country.

Playlist
Milva – Bella ciao
Robert Wharton – Share the stars
Mop and the Dropouts – Brisbane blacks
The Lurkers – Who’s got a padlock and chain?
Milva – Bella ciao
Robert Wharton – Dreaming
Mop and the Dropouts – Dancing aborigine

At Invasion Day in 2012 when most of the leaders had gone to Canberra this non-indigenous woman spoke briefly at Parliament House and soon after at Jagera Hall Angus sang many of his famous songs.

 

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