Buried Country

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Buried Country is a documentary film, book, soundtrack album, and stage show. [1] [2] [3] A prosopography, created by Clinton Walker, it tells the story of Australian country music in the Aboriginal community by focussing on the genre's most important stars.


The book Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music by Clinton Walker was published by Pluto Press in 2000; the Film Australia documentary was directed by Andy Nehl and written by Walker. [4] The 2000 2-CD set Buried Country: Original Film Soundtrack (Larrikin Records) produced by Walker contains 45 classic and rare tracks featured in the book and film.[ citation needed ]Buried Country has also been produced as a touring stage show that made its premiere at the Playhouse in Newcastle in August, 2016, starring surviving elders of the tradition and a younger generation of singers and songwriters.[ citation needed ]

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  1. Stuart Coupe, (19 August 2000), Black and blues: Buried Country, Sydney Morning Herald: Spectrum, p. 3 retrieved 15 May 2013
  2. Karl Neuenfeldt, (September 2001), Review: Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music by Clinton Walker, API review of books, (Perth, Australian Public Intellectual Network) Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine , ISSN   1833-0932
  3. Combined Review: Buried Country, (2002), Metro Magazine, Issue 134, ISSN   0312-2654
  4. Kirkbright, Christopher J. (2000). Study Guide: Buried Country: the story of Aboriginal country music (PDF). Film Australia. p. 73. ISBN   1-86403-152-2 . Retrieved 11 October 2008.