OLAC Record

Title:Whirly Wind song and story
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Carew, Margaret
Ngamperle, Amy
Ngamperle, Hilda
Thompson, Selma
Turpin, Myfany
Young, Bronwyn
Description:Song and story about how to keep a whirly-wind from coming towards you. Narrated and Sung by Amy Ngamperle
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.
Songs performed with accompanying activities to heal people or stop a certain event, or alter the environment in particular ways.
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
Has this person signed the consent form? Yes
Skin Name: Pwerle
Skin Name: Peltharre
Primary Researcher on Songs Project
Skin Name: Ampetyane
Recorded by: Turpin, Myfany Recording device used: Fostex Fr 2
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242233%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Charms/healing songs
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:MPI1242233
DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Carew, Margaret; Ngamperle, Amy; Ngamperle, Hilda; Thompson, Selma; Turpin, Myfany; Young, Bronwyn. 2008-10-14. Linda Barwick.
Terms: area_Pacific country_AU iso639_gbb

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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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