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Archie Roach

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...Singer and songwriter Archie Roach, born January 8, 1956, in Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia, is a child of the Stolen Generations. Roach was taken from his Aboriginal family when he was three years old and put in an orphanage. After...

Australia: Indigenous Popular Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Aborigine: 314,120 (2001); Torres Strait Islander: 26,240 (2001); both Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander: 17,630 (2001) Geographical, Sociocultural, Political and Economic Factors Australia...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...