Title

Songlines Indigenous Musical Journeys and Nomads Palace: feasibility study and final report

Document Type

Report

Publication details

Dick, T, Cook, S, McCloskey, P, Farr-Wharton, B, Schultz, T, McFadden, A & Brown, KA 2014, Songlines Indigenous Musical Journeys and Nomads Palace: feasibility study and final report, report to Austrade (formerly Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism) T-QUAL, Strategic Tourism Investment Grants for Indigenous Product Development, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

Report available online at: http://theplanetspins.com/research/strategic-tourism-investment-grants-for-indigenous-product-development/

Abstract

The Planet Spins played a commercialisation role in this project with funding from Southern Cross University and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism T-QUAL, Strategic Tourism Investment Grants for Indigenous Product Development to conduct a feasibility study into the integration of indigenous cultural practice/performance with current tourism research ideas. There are two specific products earmarked for development:

  • Songlines: Indigenous Musical Journeys (adapted from and involving artists of the Song Peoples Sessions) – an iconic cultural journey where domestic and international tourists could travel from Darwin to remote communities and festivals in the Northern Territory following the songs through a mix of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music – Patrick McCloskey, Wantok Musik Foundation.
  • Nomads Palace – the worlds first travelling venue that exclusively features a programme of world-class Indigenous arts and culture – Sam Cook, Kiss My Blak Arts.