Aboriginal rock refers to a style of music which mixes rock music with the instrumentation and singing styles of Aboriginal people. Two countries with prominent Aboriginal rock scenes are Australia and Canada.
In Australia, Aboriginal rock mixes rock styles and instruments (e.g. electric (guitar, bass and drums) with Indigenous Australian instruments such as the Didgeridoo and clapsticks. Aboriginal rock is mostly performed by Indigenous bands, although some bands include non-Aboriginal members.
The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards acknowledge and honour the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Aboriginal music. As well, the awards develop and promote the diversity of all Aboriginal music, celebrate the excellence of Aboriginal music, and recognise the unique vision and musical styles of Aboriginal Canadian musicians, which include traditional chanting and drumming.
Awards are offered in a number of categories, such as blues, folk, and rock.