Celebrating a rich and ancient culture
When Marcel Ravidat discovered the entrance to the Lascaux Cave on Sunday September 8, 1940, the scientific community did back flips, the world celebrated, and still to this day the art is considered one of the major discoveries of our Century. The paintings were carbon dated at around 15,000 BC.
When the world’s largest concentration of ancient rock art was discovered by explorers in the Nineteenth century on the Burrup Peninsular in Australia, it went completely unnoticed until in the 1960,s when the area was bulldozed into large piles of rubble. It was later carbon dated at 30,000 years old and is believed to be possibly older by some accounts. These art works are twice the age of Stonehenge and the Pyramids and more complex and animated than any other drawn in Australia.
How do we stop this sort of atrocity from happening in the future? At Deserts Feet Records we are dedicated to cultural awareness and reconciliation. But how do these things with cultural sensitivity? Without walking over delicate song lines that we can’t see and without overpowering those with a quiet and humble disposition.
Music is the answer
The beauty of music is it can simultaneously deliver language and emotion, story and culture without you needing to leave your house.
The beauty of music is you can support community and artists and Indigenous individuals in a none intrusive but deliberate manner, by buying the music.
And most importantly the beauty of music is it gives you the power to vote with you own choice. When you recommend, play, pass on or just mention our artists to another, that is reconciliation.
When you buy music from a Desert Feet Records signed artist you can be sure that your money goes into the development of programs built from the inside out.
That your money goes into building structures for community in consolation with Elders and members.