OLAC Record

Title:Alyawarr Women's Awely songs recorded at Arnkawenyerr
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor (recorder):Carew, Margaret
Woods, Gail
Contributor (singer):Kemarr, Kiji
Kemarr, Mary
Description:Alyawarr Women's awely songs from Ntarrengeny.
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.
Has this person signed the consent form? Yes
Skin Name: Kemarre, Ampetyane
Margaret works for Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education and has assisted on the Songs Project in her capacity as Batchelor Lecturer.
Has this person signed the consent form? No
Skin Name: Unspecified
Gail is linguist working on Akarre (North-Eastern Arrernte)
Lives at Arnkawenyerr, Utopia
Recorded by: Woods, Gail Recording device used: Edirol R09
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242236%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Alyawarr language
Subject (ISO639):aly


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1242236
DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Kemarr, Kiji (singer); Carew, Margaret (recorder); Woods, Gail (recorder); Kemarr, Mary (singer). 2008-09-17. Linda Barwick.
Terms: area_Pacific country_AU iso639_aly

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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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