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Title:20060913KU
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Nganjmira Wesley, Balang
Bidari Simon
Hill Nick
Woodward Angus
Contributor (photographer):Hill Nick
Contributor (recorder):Bickerdike Isabel, O'Keeffe
Contributor (singer):Nganjmira Wesley, Balang
Bidari Simon
Jolam Gary
Coverage:Australia
Date:2006-09-13
Description:Fifteen Kurri (blue-tongue lizard - Tiliqua intermedia and Tiliqua multifasciata) songs in Kunwinjku (probably spirit language). Some of the songs are not Kurri songs, but belong to an unidentified set (possibly called man-yawo 'cheeky yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (also known as A. variabilis and A. campanulatus))' or man-yawno 'small')
The classical song traditions of Western Arnhem Land are amongst the foremost examples of verbal art in the nine endangered languages of the region, but few people are now competent to perform or comment on them. Typically performed in multi-lingual social contexts, song texts demonstrate unusual linguistic features such as mixtures of languages and a high proportion of esoteric and intimate vocabulary. We will collect, transcribe, translate and analyse song texts and discussions about songs by contemporary performers, and where relevant repatriate and document archival recordings, making our research results available to communities via a network of local digital repositories.
Isabel Bickerdike is a postgraduate student at the University of Melbourne, supervised by Linda Barwick and Nick Evans. She was aged 25 in 2006 and was resident at Warruwi from May-November 2006. She is Ngal-bangardi skin, Wurrik clan (Kun-winjku tribe?, given by Mary Gurden-gurden, this is her mother\'s clan).
Wesley Nganjmira is resident at Kunbarlanja and aged circa 40-50 in 2006. His skin is Balang. He alternated with Simon Bidari in singing and playing didjeridu for the kurri song-set in 2006, but may not be the usual main singer for that set.
Simon Bidari is resident at Kunbarlanja and aged circa 40-50 in 2006. His skin is Kelang (sp?). He alternated with Wesley Nganjmira in singing and playing didjeridu for the kurri song-set in 2006, but may not be the usual main singer for that set.
Trinity College student doing work experience at Injalak Arts Centre
Isabel Bickerdike setting up to record Simon Bidari, Wesley Nganjmira and Gary Jolam performing Kurri 'blue tongue lizard' songs
Adjumarlarl waterfall/gorge (provides a natural amphitheatre for recordings)
Isabel Bickerdike recording Simon Bidari, Wesley Nganjmira and Gary Jolam performing Kurri 'blue tongue lizard' songs
Wesley Nganjmira listening back to the recording of Kurri songs. Simon Bidari looks on
Dry creekbed at Adjumarlarl
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Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1052763
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1052763%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Subject:Singing
Kurri KU
Undetermined language
English
Kunwinjku
Subject (ISO639):und
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Citation: Bickerdike Isabel, O'Keeffe (recorder); Nganjmira Wesley, Balang (singer); Nganjmira Wesley, Balang; Bidari Simon (singer); Bidari Simon; Jolam Gary (singer); Hill Nick; Hill Nick (photographer); Woodward Angus. 2006-09-13. Linda Barwick.
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