Australia


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Countries and ethnic groups:
Australia is 92% white, 7% Asian and 1% other.
They also have many religions they are Catholic, Anglican, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim and a few other ones.

Cultural notes:

Music genres and characteristics: The Music of australia has many styles and genres. It sounds alot like the music of the Aboriginies. The modern tunes are close to the ones of America and the U.K.
The traditional music comes from hundreds of years ago.

Instruments: One of the Most important instruments
in traditional Australian music is the Didgeridoo.


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The Bullroarer:
The instrument itself consists of a simple wooden slat, 30 to 40cm in length and 5 to 7cm wide that is whirled around in a circle on the end of a length of cord.
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The Gumleaf:




Clapsticks:
As in most cultures the aborigines also used percussive instruments in their ceremonies.
It started out just boomerangs hit together but then they started painting them and shaping them.


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Didjeridoo:







Bullroarer:

More Aboriginal music.

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