Australia is a beautiful country that is rich in diversity, geographically as well as
culturally. Our music exemplifies this variety as it embraces all styles and
genres. The best thing about Australian music is that it maintains a balance
between tradition, innovation and experimentation. From the earliest years when
the country was considered a convict nation to the present day, music has
played a pivotal role in the development of our nation.
Before the settlement of European people, the Australian Aborigines had some
distinctive musical instruments like the clapsticks and didgeridoo, usually used in
traditional ceremonies. These instruments and their unique sounds are now
combined with modern musical instruments and used in mainstream styles by
indigenous artists of Australia.
Traditional, country, folk and bush music
Some of the earliest music of our country that was once a convict nation
explains the sufferings experienced by the first immigrants. Experts believe that
is why it had its origins in Celtic folk music. There are several songs that
describe the period of the late 18th and 19th centuries. During this time, the
British convicts were expelled to the numerous penal colonies in the country.
While some songs tell us about the time spent by people on the convict ships,
other early songs emphasised the sufferings and isolation tolerated in the harsh
new land. Todays’ traditional, country, folk and bush music are greatly
influenced by continuous waves of settlers from various backgrounds, starting
with the British, Scottish, Welsh and Irish convicts. Reggaefest
sentimental values of these songs, and thus we always promote such singers
and artists on major platforms.
Popular and Rock Music
Pop and rock music started in the country in the 1950s and 1960s. The early
performers were highly influenced by American and English musicians, but
gradually, Australia made its impact on this genre of music and transformed it
into its own individual style. Several groups started performing a little different
version of pop and rock music and went on to become international stars.
Individual artists also performed at international platform.
In more recent years, the line where rock music finishes and other styles start is
getting blurred. Various young artists and bands who like to experiment use
electronic music and heavy guitar to create a unique sound. They use traditional
Aboriginal music as the base of their songs and music.
Australia’s classical music is based on traditional forms like symphony or sonata
that usually follows strict rhythmic and stylistic rules. That is what distinguishes
the classic type from other simpler or more popular music. Being a music
agency, we take pride in working with ensembles, which follow Australian
classical music in their shows. If you are looking for this type of music or event,
do not hesitate to contact us.
The popularity of classical music is shown by the fact that approximately 2,500
concerts of classical music are presented throughout the country, and
Reggaefest is one of the organisers.
Jazz music in this country is based on Afro-American traditional songs. Experts
believe that it has originated in the USA around 1917 and went on to become a
part of the country’s music with the arrival of immigrants. The jazz musicians
attract important music sales as well as audience support while other artists,
including saxophonists and pianist, achieved a lot of fame on the world stage.
Today musicians of our country perform all styles of music and have achieved
international acknowledgment due to their distinctive Australian approach. Being
a reputed and responsible music agency, we would make efforts so that artists
and performers can continue to develop that unique approach and achieve