OLAC Record

Title:Reeyilpa ceremony at Tennant Creek
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Willy, Major
Willy, Tony
Morton, Albert
Contributor (recorder):Memmot, Paul
Description:Men's group singing of Reeyilpa ceremony
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.
Use when an as-yet unidentified songset is performed during the session.
Birth Date is approximate
Worked for the Central Land Council ca. 1980 and worked with Alyawarr people on the Wakaya/Alyawarr Land Claim. Recorded songs in the course of this work.
Has this person signed the consent form? No
Skin Name: Unspecified
Worked with Paul Memmot in 1981
From Aherrenge country.
Recording device used: Casette recorder group singing, lots of men, little talking. "Some intoxicated people at time" PM
Recording device used: Casette recorder
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242203%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Alyawarr language
English language
Subject (ISO639):aly


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1242203
DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Memmot, Paul (recorder); Willy, Major; Willy, Tony; Morton, Albert. 1981-01-01. Linda Barwick.
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