Rafael Fajardo

Jul 5

Aboriginal Musicians 'Band' Together To Expose Oppression


“The aboriginal rights movement in Australia parallels the American Indian movement in this country, with similar goals: land rights, self determination, cultural acceptance. There is also day-to-day discrimination. Morris says last year she performed at the Sydney Opera House, a crowning achievement for an Australian artist. She invited nine indigenous women from her community to attend. When it was over, they went outside, stood on the sidewalk and tried to hail a cab.

‘Twenty taxis wouldn’t pick us up,’ Morris says. ‘They see that you’re aboriginal and you’re not getting in.’”