Genres in Music Music and musicians throughout time have reflected fashion, culture, social and cultural events. Young people play music in rock bands, choirs, orchestras, play 'guitar-hero' and 'sing-star', consume music on TV, MySpace, iPods, YouTube, DVD and movies all reflecting many varied styles and genres of music and musical experience. This program takes the viewer on a 'snapshot' tour of many musical genres 'from Handel to hip hop' taking in views of classical art music, rock and pop music, opera and musical theatre, 20th and 21st century film music and orchestral collaborations with heavy metal, rap and hip hop.
A great landscape : indigenous music in Australia his program looks at the many diverse new forms of music and the trail-blazers who paved the way for the new and diverse contemporary Aboriginal sounds. It looks at the early beginnings of choir and Country, to Hip Hop, Funk and Rap. It provides a broad coverage of just how many musicians are part of Australia's Indigenous musical entourage. It looks at how their stories and music are broadcast to the nation via new technologies such as National radio, MySpace, Facebook, and downloadable MP3 files.
The Mystery of Hip Hop How can Hip Hop - from the ghettos of the USA - take root down under? For major Hip Hop Artist 'Mistery' aka: Mathew Peet it's been central to his life for 20 years.
The Voices of Rap The Southbank Show has done a fine job in this documentary on hip hop and rap. Its origins in the Bronx are recalled by the instigators, Grandmaster Flash and Africa Bambaata, and then traced - with narrator Soul 11 Soul's Jazzie B - through the breakdancing era and the gangsta rappers to the present, with the more mellow, reconciliatory tones of those southern peacelovers, Arrested Development.