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SAFE, EXOTIC AND SOMEWHERE ELSE Yothu Yindi, Treaty and the mediation of Aboriginality

Issue: Vol 1 No. 2 (1993)

Journal: Perfect Beat

Subject Areas: Popular Music

DOI: 10.1558/prbt.v1i2.28583


It is clearly important to applaud Yothu Yindi' s success but it is just as important to retain a critical focus and to recognise that the singling out of Yothu Yindi as (in manager Alan James'
words) 'the flagship for Aboriginal Australia' (SMH 26/10/92 p5), conveniently serves to elide all that's troubling to white culture.

Author: Philip Hayward

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