People's Tours of Music

The 3CR People’s Tours of Music project facilitated by Jane Curtis ( and Nicole Hurtubiseproduced four audio tours in collaboration with emerging Melbourne musicians from diverse backgrounds and musical genres. The project was funded by the Community Broadcasting Foundation as part of their AMRAPproject funding.

Johnny Mac

A Tour of Indigenous Hip Hop: Indigenous MC and Community broadcaster, Johnny Mac takes us on a tour of his life as a rapper and the politics behind his music.

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Leith Thomas

A Tour of Unpopular Music: Leith Thomas, self-declared expert of unpopular music, elucidates on what unpopular music is, and how Melbourne is home to one of the world’s most active and thriving unpopular music communities.

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Monica Sonand

A Tour of My Bands: so many Melbourne musos play in at least 3 or 4 other bands and contribute in various ways to other musicians’ projects and recordings; Monica Sonandgives a tour, band by band, of her experience playing in a bunch of Australian Indie bands.

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Helen Begley

A Tour of a Protest Song: Helen Begley, winner of the Guilford Green Guitar Songwriting Competition, takes us on a tour of a protest song set in a logging protest camp in Tasmania’s Weld Valley, called All Aboard the Pirate Ship.

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