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Stranded
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Stranded

ABC  |  November 1, 2016
This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as punk counterculture ...

This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as punk counterculture challenged Queensland's notorious police force and Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: India: Bollywood Adventures

NITV  |  January 6, 2017
Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, ...

Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Bahamas: Junkanoo Celebration

NITV  |  May 12, 2017
Our journey to the Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day and New Year's Day. During this ...

Our journey to the Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day and New Year's Day. During this period the city explodes with vibrant color and celebratory music, as revelers dressed in elaborate costumes parade down the streets dancing to the African-rooted rhythms of Bahamian music. The energy is infectious and we find ourselves wanting to learn more about the roots of Junkanoo and what it tells us about the history and people of the Bahamas. We visit the Junkanoo Museum, try on a traditional costume, and even join in a rehearsal, trading licks with the Colours marching band. Our exploration of Junkanoo takes us into the mysteries of the past, yet also demonstrates how the people of today's Bahamas are working to keep their own unique traditions going strong far into the future.

Queen: From Rags To Rhapsody
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Queen: From Rags To Rhapsody

ABC2 Kids  |  December 25, 2016
The story of Queen's early days playing in pubs and colleges up to the recording of one of the greatest songs of all time - Bohemian Rhapsody.

The story of Queen's early days playing in pubs and colleges up to the recording of one of the greatest songs of all time - Bohemian Rhapsody.

Good Listening
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Good Listening

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS  |  December 6, 2016
We bring you all that's buzzing in the world of classical music recordings.

We bring you all that's buzzing in the world of classical music recordings.

Good Listening
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Good Listening

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS  |  November 1, 2016
This episode of Good Listening sees Cyrus Meher-Homji exploring five centuries of music from Shakespeare celebrations to Vangelis's latest composition. And two virtuosi - ...

This episode of Good Listening sees Cyrus Meher-Homji exploring five centuries of music from Shakespeare celebrations to Vangelis's latest composition. And two virtuosi - Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov - give their respective keyboards a workout.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

SBS  |  November 28, 2015
Talented 10-15 year olds from 17 countries are about to come together to battle it out on stage for Eurovision glory, with all the catchy pop tunes, emotional ballads, ...

Talented 10-15 year olds from 17 countries are about to come together to battle it out on stage for Eurovision glory, with all the catchy pop tunes, emotional ballads, impressive choreography, vocal prowess, surprising props, glitzy costumes and fun of the grown-up version.

House of Sound
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House of Sound: Percussion

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  May 12, 2016
We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that ...

We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.

Dancing King: Man In The Mirror
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Dancing King: Man In The Mirror

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  October 9, 2011
As his musical homage to Michael Jackson opens with glowing tributes and audience adulation, millionaire producer David King reflects on the Man in the Mirror project and what ...

As his musical homage to Michael Jackson opens with glowing tributes and audience adulation, millionaire producer David King reflects on the Man in the Mirror project and what it means for his show business reputation.

Betty Freeman
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Betty Freeman

SBS2  |  April 14, 2012
Betty Freeman was one of the most influential figures in the rise of contemporary music. This documentary charts the life of the woman who gave a total of 432 grants and ...

Betty Freeman was one of the most influential figures in the rise of contemporary music. This documentary charts the life of the woman who gave a total of 432 grants and commissions to composers for everything from rent to recording expenses.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Good Times, Rhythm And Blues

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  OVATION  |  November 27, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode nine explores rhythm 'n' blues and gospel, featuring The Supremes and Aretha Franklin.

The Nutcracker Story
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The Nutcracker Story

ABC  |  December 20, 2009
The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's ...

The Nutcracker Story pays homage to one of the world's favourite fairytales - the Nutcracker. It tells the story behind this famous tale and looks at what makes Tchaikovsky's enduring ballet so popular with children and ballet companies the world over.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With
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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With: Bono And The Edge

ABC2  |  June 11, 2010
Series two of the seven-part series, Spectacle, fuses together the best elements of talk and music with some of the world's most influential artists, including, in this ...

Series two of the seven-part series, Spectacle, fuses together the best elements of talk and music with some of the world's most influential artists, including, in this episode, U2's Bono and The Edge.

Noisey
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Noisey: Las Vegas With Tiesto, Justin Bieber

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS VICELAND  |  December 30, 2016
Zach Goldbaum heads to Vegas to meet Justin Bieber and Wayne Newton, as well as DJs Steve Angello and Tiesto to find out what life is like for the world's highest paid DJs.

Zach Goldbaum heads to Vegas to meet Justin Bieber and Wayne Newton, as well as DJs Steve Angello and Tiesto to find out what life is like for the world's highest paid DJs.

Noisey
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Noisey: Detroit With Big Sean, Danny Brown

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS VICELAND  |  January 3, 2017
Zach Goldbaum heads to Detroit to meet Big Sean and Danny Brown, and to see how the city is rebounding from the brink of collapse.

Zach Goldbaum heads to Detroit to meet Big Sean and Danny Brown, and to see how the city is rebounding from the brink of collapse.

Rigoletto
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Rigoletto

ABC2  |  September 12, 2010
This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved ...

This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved opera. Placido Domingo, who plays the lead baritone role, says Rigoletto is "one of the most moving roles that exists.

A Tribute to Neil Young
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A Tribute to Neil Young

Arts  |  July 2, 2017
Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and ...

Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban and others.

The Seven Ages of Elvis
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The Seven Ages of Elvis

SBS  |  April 8, 2018
The Seven Ages of Elvis sets out to explore exactly who Elvis was and the true meaning of his unprecedented impact on popular culture. Using Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man as ...

The Seven Ages of Elvis sets out to explore exactly who Elvis was and the true meaning of his unprecedented impact on popular culture. Using Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man as a framework, the film charts the King of Rock 'n' Roll's' extraordinary life, act by act - from his impoverished childhood in the depressed American South, through his meteoric rise to international fame, to his Vegas years and sad death in 1977. Combining archive material with personal testimonies from those who knew Elvis best, the film throws light on the secret to his triumphant, universal success and asks why audiences are still drawn to him 40 years after his death.

Rock Legends
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Rock Legends: The Smiths

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  Smooth/Arts  |  January 25, 2018
Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Bahamas: Raking And Scraping Across The Islands

NITV  |  May 19, 2017
This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, we travel to Cat Island in search of the ...

This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, we travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beachside performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then we explore the roots of spiritual music in the Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives us an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th-century cathedral. Along the way we learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for our supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as the Gully Wash.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: India: Gypsy Journey

NITV  |  January 6, 2017
The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music ...

The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colourful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. He is treated to a concert by gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery.

Music Voyager
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Music Voyager: Portrait of the Artists' City: A Music Voyager Documentary Special

NITV  |  May 26, 2017
Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists we come to experience a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and Arrested Development, to the ...

Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists we come to experience a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and Arrested Development, to the creative culinary genius of the Gun Show restaurant, to the colourful lantern parade, come together on creative collage to tell the story of Atlanta.

Outback Choir
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Outback Choir

ABC  |  December 31, 2016
Follow the heart-warming journey of a regional children's choir, and its founder Michelle Leonard's personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape back to life.

Follow the heart-warming journey of a regional children's choir, and its founder Michelle Leonard's personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape back to life.

The Choir: Unsung Town
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The Choir: Unsung Town

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  July 17, 2011
In previous series of the multi-award winning program The Choir, choirmaster Gareth Malone has proved that singing can take a group of kids who never sang before all the way ...

In previous series of the multi-award winning program The Choir, choirmaster Gareth Malone has proved that singing can take a group of kids who never sang before all the way to the Choir Olympics. He has proved that boys can sing, take pride in it, and perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. But can singing lift the spirits of an entire community?

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Go Down Moses, Songs Of War And Protest

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  OVATION  |  December 11, 2009
Episode 11 explores songs of war and protest with Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

Episode 11 explores songs of war and protest with Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: All Along The Watchtower, Sour Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  OVATION  |  January 1, 2010
The sixties began, according to Eric Burdon as "a party". "The aim of all of us, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones" Burdon goes on, "was to ball every chick in sight". ...

The sixties began, according to Eric Burdon as "a party". "The aim of all of us, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones" Burdon goes on, "was to ball every chick in sight". Unfortunately, the party went sour. After the death of Epstein, the Beatles quarreled and split up. Jagger was arrested. Drugs became fashionable. The swinging sixties tore itself apart in an orgy of self-congratulation and self-indulgence.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Diamonds As Big As The Ritz, The Musical

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  OVATION  |  November 13, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode seven explores the Broadway Musical and features favourites from Chicago, Showboat and Oklahoma.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Whatever Gets You Through The Night, Glitter Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  OVATION  |  January 8, 2010
This Episode takes place almost entirely on stage; fans are always seen from the performer's point of view. Thus, we begin to feel and experience first hand the pressures ...

This Episode takes place almost entirely on stage; fans are always seen from the performer's point of view. Thus, we begin to feel and experience first hand the pressures being put upon various individuals by the music industry. We are backstage with David Bowie as he makes himself up for a performance. We watch Alice Cooper ritualistically smashing up a doll, while the fans shriek for more and more. We are with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull as he prepares to face a screaming crowd. We watch Eric Clapton before drugs, during drugs and after drugs. We are on stage with Keith Emerson as he hurls his electric organ as the audience.

Celtic Thunder: Heritage
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Celtic Thunder: Heritage

Arts  |  August 4, 2017
This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this ...

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

ABC  |  January 1, 2018
The 2017 tattoo, Splash of Tartan, features talent from around the world including Australia, Japan, India, France and the US. They join The Queens Colour Squadron, Highland ...

The 2017 tattoo, Splash of Tartan, features talent from around the world including Australia, Japan, India, France and the US. They join The Queens Colour Squadron, Highland Dancers, Shetland Fiddlers and more.

Rock Legends
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Rock Legends: Beastie Boys

Season 2  |  Episode 13  |  Smooth/Arts  |  January 11, 2018
Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Swing That Music!

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  OVATION  |  November 20, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode eight explores the history of swing, including performances by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Noisey
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Noisey: London With Giggs, Skepta, Jammer

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS VICELAND  |  January 10, 2017
Zach Goldbaum heads to London to meet the rising stars of British hip hop and grime, like Kano, Jammer, Giggs, JME, and Skepta.

Zach Goldbaum heads to London to meet the rising stars of British hip hop and grime, like Kano, Jammer, Giggs, JME, and Skepta.

Noisey
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Noisey: Chicago: The City Speaks

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  SBS VICELAND  |  January 17, 2017
Noisey returns to Chicago for an emotional town hall meeting to screen their episode for residents and community leaders.

Noisey returns to Chicago for an emotional town hall meeting to screen their episode for residents and community leaders.

Monochrome: Black, White and Blue
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Monochrome: Black, White and Blue

Episode 1  |  NITV  |  November 8, 2017
Director Jon Brewer lovingly defragments the history of not only blues music but also the plight of the people in America's deep south, bringing the story of blues to life ...

Director Jon Brewer lovingly defragments the history of not only blues music but also the plight of the people in America's deep south, bringing the story of blues to life through powerful interviews,

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Imagine, New Directions

Season 1  |  Episode 16  |  OVATION  |  January 15, 2010
The film opens at a pop festival. Drug-smoking is very much in evidence. These fellows will answer to God says the Rev Jack Wyrtzen, for all the pollution and evil they have ...

The film opens at a pop festival. Drug-smoking is very much in evidence. These fellows will answer to God says the Rev Jack Wyrtzen, for all the pollution and evil they have spread around the world. The thing about rock n roll says Lester Bangs, is that it is totally about adolescence, and about consumerism brought in the highest degree. In fact, as the film begins to point out, neither of these extreme points of view is true. Tangerine Dream perform religious music in Coventry Cathedral. Stomu Yamashta, a spectacular Japanese percussionist, clearly has nothing to do with adolescence: and no-one could describe Mike Oldfield as the product of consumerism.

Art Nation
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Art Nation: October 30, 2011

ABC  |  October 30, 2011
Art Nation
27:07

Art Nation: April 17, 2011

ABC  |  April 17, 2011
Art Nation
27:05

Art Nation: April 24, 2011

ABC  |  April 24, 2011
Art Nation
28:13

Art Nation: November 27, 2011

ABC  |  November 27, 2011
Art Nation
26:59

Art Nation: May 16, 2010

ABC  |  May 16, 2010
Art Nation
27:15

Art Nation: June 26, 2011

ABC  |  June 26, 2011
Art Nation
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Art Nation: February 21, 2010

ABC  |  February 21, 2010
This week on Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone looks at the Ron Mueck exhibition, one of the NGV's highlights for 2010; the story of John Little, a 69-year-old with Alzheimer's ...

This week on Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone looks at the Ron Mueck exhibition, one of the NGV's highlights for 2010; the story of John Little, a 69-year-old with Alzheimer's and how art helps him with his dementia; and musician Ego Lemos performs in the studio with his remarkable voice and shows the tremendous talent he has to offer Indigenous music in Australia and the world.

Art Nation
26:16

Art Nation: March 27, 2011

ABC  |  March 27, 2011
Art Nation
25:53

Art Nation: June 12, 2011

ABC  |  June 12, 2011
Art Nation
26:47

Art Nation: November 28, 2010

ABC  |  November 28, 2010
Art Nation
27:13

Art Nation: November 7, 2010

ABC  |  November 7, 2010
Art Nation
27:36

Art Nation: March 20, 2011

ABC  |  March 20, 2011
Art Nation
27:08

Art Nation: September 12, 2010

ABC  |  September 12, 2010
Art Nation
26:02

Art Nation: April 25, 2010

ABC  |  April 25, 2010
Art Nation
26:56

Art Nation: May 2, 2010

ABC  |  May 2, 2010
The Mix
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The Mix: July 30, 2017

ABC  |  July 30, 2017
James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix ...

James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix from the best arts reporters and contributors.

The Mix
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The Mix: August 6, 2017

ABC  |  August 6, 2017
James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix ...

James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix from the best arts reporters and contributors.

Art Nation
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Art Nation: August 14, 2011

ABC  |  August 14, 2011
Art Nation
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Art Nation: March 7, 2010

ABC  |  March 7, 2010
Fenella Kernebone takes us to the 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival and investigates the Reel Life project; Namila interviews Jin Xing; and Paul wraps up with ...

Fenella Kernebone takes us to the 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival and investigates the Reel Life project; Namila interviews Jin Xing; and Paul wraps up with spectacular installations at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Art Nation
26:49

Art Nation: April 4, 2010

ABC  |  April 4, 2010
Art Nation
26:39

Art Nation: September 11, 2011

ABC  |  September 11, 2011
Art Nation
26:37

Art Nation: September 19, 2010

ABC  |  September 19, 2010
Art Nation
27:10

Art Nation: May 1, 2011

ABC  |  May 1, 2011
Art Nation
27:51

Art Nation: September 4, 2011

ABC  |  September 4, 2011
Art Nation
27:38

Art Nation: October 9, 2011

ABC  |  October 9, 2011
Art Nation
27:08

Art Nation: May 15, 2011

ABC  |  May 15, 2011
Art Nation
26:09

Art Nation: November 14, 2010

ABC  |  November 14, 2010
Art Nation
27:11

Art Nation: October 31, 2010

ABC  |  October 31, 2010
It is necessary that students are able to develop aural skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music including dynamic, pitch and rhythm.
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