OLAC Record

Title:Spoken song texts of Awelye akwelye
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Ngamperle, Amy
Turpin, Myfany
Description:Spoken song texts of awelye akwelye song series
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: Pwerle
Primary Researcher on Songs Project
Skin Name: Ampetyane
Recorded by: Turpin, Myfany Recording device used: Fostex Fr 2 Rode Nt 4 mic trying to elicit spoken versions of these song texts. Not very successful as Amy was not confident doing this. Perhaps not used to speaking them in such a context??
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242228%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Kaytetye language
Subject (ISO639):gbb


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1242228
DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Ngamperle, Amy; Turpin, Myfany. 2008-12-29. Linda Barwick.
Terms: area_Pacific country_AU iso639_gbb

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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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