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Jumping The Gap All Australian Special 26 Jan 2011

Jumping The Gap All Australian Special 26 Jan 2011

Playing tracks by

Yothu Yindi, Meem, Dereb The Ambassador, The Strides, Rootbound System and more.

Today crowds wearing Australian flags were out marking "Australia Day" like good patriots. Meanwhile vitriol about "boat people" "invading" our shores continued - mostly from union jack waving boarder-control freaks. The irony seems lost on many of them, when a good number probably spring from the loins of the first "boat people" (i.e. colonising Brits from the 1700s). So, JTG 's "Aussie" music special mixed up a melting pot of locals, whether Indigenous Australians, or those originally hailing from Africa, Trinidad, Hungary, Mexico etc. Starting with a classic reminder call for an overdue treaty with the land's original dwellers, thru '70s funk/foxy hipster pop, to '80s electro, '90s bbq-beats & more recent dub, downbeat, fractured-soul & producers revisioning the past. The influence of Black music on much of it, is sobering. We lost some of today's show in transit, including a Melbourne Afro Orchestra & classic Deckchairs Overboard, but also the talk. So 100% music, "Aussie" music!

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