Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Culture
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Culture is the oldest and most respected in the world. The Arts stream includes arts, music, song and dance. These elements are a way of life for Indigenous people. Culture is a sense of belonging and connection to country including rituals, food and a traditional way of life such as hunting and story telling.
The Arts stream for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has transformed over many years and with it successful artist in the music field have entertained audiences in Australia and overseas. One such entertainer is Warren H Williams. Born in Hermannsburg in Central Australia Williams plays music and works as a broadcaster for CAAMA Radio in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Williams was nominated for an ARIA Award (Australian Recording Industry Award) in 1998 for “Raining on the Rock” and won a Deadly Award for Single Release of the Year and won Song of the Year at the Music Northern Territory Indigenous Music Awards in 2006.
(Williams at Clancesrty in Brisbane)
Fellow musicians – (L-R) Archie Roach, Shane Howard (standing) Warren H Williams and Troy Cassar-Daley.
Written by Donald Johannessen
Published: 19 October 2014