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Title:Discussion of the meaning of songs from Awely Arrwek
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Kemarr, Clarrie
Campbell, April
Presley, Molly
Description:Discussion of meaning of awely arrwek songs for the Anmatyerr water project DVD, based at Charles Darwin University
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.
Public women's ceremonial display songs. Performed with dancing and painting-up. These songs can also be performed for healing purposes. For this purpose the songs are sung in private. IN the Central and Eastern Arrernte region awelye is more often associated with healing than a public display genre. See arrartenh-artenhe for this.
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Skin Name: Kemarre
Birth Date is approximate.
Skin Name: Unspecified
Skin Name: Pwerle
Discussion of songs sung at recording sessions: SP-081015TiTree SP-081016TiTree SP-080930Arrwek SP-070411Hanson_Creek Recorded by: Turpin, Myfany Recording device used: Fostex Fr2 and Rode NT 4 mic
Discussion of songs sung at recording sessions: SP-081015TiTree SP-081016TiTree SP-080930Arrwek SP-070411Hanson_Creek
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242231%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Anmatyerre language
Anmatyerr, Western
English language
Subject (ISO639):amx


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DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Kemarr, Clarrie; Campbell, April; Presley, Molly. 2008-10-29. Linda Barwick.
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