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Why segregate music festivals?

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I stopped going to live music shows a long time ago for two reasons – high ticket prices and too much segregation.

When the Boomerang Festival was announced with Peter Noble behind it, I wondered why more Indigenous musicians aren’t included in the Blues and Roots Festival – besides having many very talented musos, which I discovered on NITV, (yet another example of segregation), the Indigenous people have good reason to be blue – they also happen to be the real roots of our culture and should be showcased as such for the world to see and learn.

It’s enough to make one wonder about the meaning of Advance Australia Fair.

Namaste

Sandy Gandhi, Federal


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