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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Power of song: Musician Jessie Lloyd has collected a treasure trove of Indigenous folk music

The Power of song: Musician Jessie Lloyd has collected a treasure trove of Indigenous folk music
- Harry Smith and the Lomax brothers were some who helped collect America's folk music. Now a rare collection of early Indigenous folk songs is providing insight on what life was like in the days when Aboriginal people were sent to live on missions. Jessie Lloyd is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musician who has gathered a treasure trove of early Indigenous folk songs from all across Australia. The songs span a century from about 1900 to 1999.