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Sprigg lecture series: Professor Aaron Corn - The Didjeridu: an Australian...
Tue. 28 March 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ACDT
Professor Aaron Corn - The Didjeridu: an Australian icon
Tuesday 28 March, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk)
Steeped in Australia’s rich heritage of Indigenous musical performance and innovation, the didjeridu has become a uniquely Australian icon, loved by enthusiasts and audiences around the world. Join Professor Aaron Corn in this techno-cultural exploration of the didjeridu from its roots in Aboriginal song traditions to the global stage.
Professor Aaron Corn is Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) and National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS) at the University of Adelaide. He is an ethnomusicologist with more than two decades of experience working with Australian Indigenous communities on cultural survival initiatives, and has held multiple Australian Research Council grants and fellowships. He is the author of many publications on Indigenous music, heritage and knowledges, and has produced numerous tours and concerts for Indigenous performers at major venues and festivals.
Tickets: This is a free event however advance booking is recommended. Admission to the Yidaki exhibition can be purchased on the night (admission is free for Museum Members) and the exhibition will be open from 5:30pm until 8pm.