OLAC Record

Title:Camooweal men's singing
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor (recorder):Memmot, Paul
Contributor (singer):Dease, Toby
Butcher, Mick
Description:Paul Memmot's FT.29, Wakaja/Alyawarr Land Claim "Open interview with numerous songs, legends, sites Also with Cecil Woodman, Lenny French Ends with talk on Flying Fox's poison" (Paul Memmot fieldnotes)
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.
A restricted song series.
From Arrtyelere country. Worked with Paul Memmot ca. 1981.
Has this person signed the consent form? No
Skin Name: Unspecified
Arrtyelere country. Rain Dreaming. Worked with Paul Memmot in 1981. Mick's father was called Tom.
Skin Name: Kemarre, Ampetyane
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.
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242211%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Flying Fox
Alyawarr language
Subject (ISO639):aly


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1242211
DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Dease, Toby (singer); Butcher, Mick (singer); Memmot, Paul (recorder). 1981-05-00. Linda Barwick.
Terms: area_Pacific country_AU iso639_aly

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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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