Australia's Aboriginal music given a boost
- By Jack Preston -
- Sep 17, 2012
Virgin Australia are supporting a unique online initiative, which is looking to take the music of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists around the world.
The new website, homeartists.com, is the first of its kind and looks to promote and support the country’s indigenous music talent. The project has also received support from QMusic, with artists featured including; Sue Ray, Jake and the Cowboys, East Journey, Dewayne Everettsmith, Thelma Plum and Lady Lash.
“Not only do we see it as playing a major role in promoting contemporary Indigenous talent, supporting this project adds to our commitment to developing our Aboriginal Employment Strategy and implementing cultural awareness strategies within Virgin Australia,” explained Virgin Australia Group Executive of People, Richard Tanner.
The initiative has been gathering pace as of late, with Virgin Australia and QMusic receiving the ‘Partnership Award’ at the recent Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards for their work with the project.
If you’d like to find out more, head over to the Home Artists website.