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Music for 26 January

Today is Australia Day, but it’s not a day that unites the country. Instead, for many Indigenous Australians, the celebration marks a day of invasion and centuries of survival.

I’ve always felt that a day like this ought to unite us with some sense of belonging. When it marks a day on which division, pain and continuing inequality began, it can’t possibly do that.

I’d like to mark the day with these songs, by some of the very many extremely talented Indigenous Australians.

Have a listen to the list on Spotify – discover some new artists, and rediscover some old favourites.

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