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Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Barwick Linda
Ganerradj Stephen
Contributor (recorder):Bickerdike Isabel, O'Keeffe
Contributor (singer):Nabegeyo Bruce
Nabegeyo Barndanj, Thomas
Description:Thirty-two Karrbarda (yam) love-song items, composed by the father of the singers, and performed by Bruce Nabegeyo and Thomas Nabegeyo (singers) and Stephen Ganeradj (didjeridu). Recorded by Linda Barwick and Isabel Bickerdike at Kunbarllanjnja, 12 September 2006.
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).
Linda Barwick is the principal investigator on the Western Arnhem Land Song Project. She is a musicologist employed by the University of Sydney and was aged 51 in 2006. She is Ngal-wagadj skin, Djalama clan (bestowed by Mary Gurden-gurden 2006) (same clan as her sister Mary Murndanjmarri).
Bruce Nabegeyo is an artist and lead singer of the Karrbarda song-set. He lives at Kunbarlanja. He often sings with his brother Barndanj.
Barndanj Nabegeyo is resident at Kunbarlanja, where he works for Injalak Arts. He sings Karrbarda (yam) songs alongside his brother Bruce, the lead singer.
Stephen Ganerradj is the preferred didjeridu-player for the Karrbarda song-set.
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1052795%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Undetermined language
Subject (ISO639):und


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2017-04-15
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Citation: Bickerdike Isabel, O'Keeffe (recorder); Barwick Linda; Nabegeyo Bruce (singer); Nabegeyo Barndanj, Thomas (singer); Ganerradj Stephen. 2006-09-12. Linda Barwick.
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