Buried Country

Published: 2017

About: Buried Country is a documentary film, book, soundtrack album, and stage show. A prosopography,created by Clinton Walker, it tells the story of Australian country music in the Aboriginal community by focussing on the genre’s most important stars.

The book Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music by Clinton Walker was published by Pluto Press in 2000; the Film Australia documentary was directed by Andy Nehl and written by Walker. The 2000 2-CD set Buried Country: Original Film Soundtrack (Larrikin Records) produced by Walker contains 45 classic and rare tracks featured in the book and film. Buried Country has also been produced as a touring stage show that made its premiere at the Playhouse in Newcastle in August, 2016, starring surviving elders of the tradition and a younger generation of singers and songwriters.