Western Australian Acadamy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
Robin Ryan is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer attached to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University. In the field ofapplied cross-cultural research she has co-authored several articles, and co-contributed to Collaborative Ethnomusicology: New Approaches to Music Research between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians (Lyrebird Press, 2014). Robin’s findings also appear in the award-winning volume Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature (Routledge, 2016). She currently resides in Eden, New South Wales.
Welcome to the Peoples of the Mountains and the Sea: Evaluating an Inaugural Indigenous Cultural FestivalArticlesIntroductionFestivals, according to Chris Gibson and John Connell, are like “glue”, temporarily sticking together various stakeholders, economic transactions, and networks (9). Australia’s First Nations peoples see festivals as an opportunity to display cultural vitality (Henry 586), and to challenge a...Read more