Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin NT 0810, Australia
The ANU School of Music is proud to present the 10th Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance in association with the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia, and the ARC Discovery Project 'Intercultural inquiry in a transnational context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land' hosted by the University of Sydney.
Presentations will address broad topics in Indigenous music and dance, and often incorporate live performances.
The first Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance was held at the 2002 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture in partnership with the Yothu Yindi Foundation, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. This initial meeting resolved that community, academic and industry partners should collaborate to ensure that endangered Australian performance repertoires be recorded and held for future generations; that digital archives be established to support local access to all data generated; and that materials are made available to appropriate community health, education, governance and business initiatives. The Symposium is held annually to advance this cause, and launched the National Recording Project in 2005.