OLAC Record

Title:Awelye Atnwengerrp
Classical Song Traditions of Contemporary Western Arnhem Land in Their Multilingual Context
Contributor:Green, Jenny
Morton, Lucky
Contributor (recorder):Turpin, Myfany
Contributor (singer):Kemarr, Kiji
Price, Hilda Cookie Pula
Kemarr, Mary
Kemarr, Queenie
Description:Women's awelye songs from Atnwengerrp lead by Queenie Kemarr.
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
Skin Name: Pwerle
Primary Researcher on Songs Project
Skin Name: Ampetyane
mother is Mary Kemarr
Skin Name: Kngwarraye
Further recordings of this genre are on session SP_070404Arnka01. Interpretations of this genre are on session SP_070612Mengerntenhe02. Funding for this recording was from Myer Foundation, held at Papulu Aparr-kari.
Rausing MDP0139
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1242288%23
Publisher:Linda Barwick
University of Sydney
Alyawarr language
Kaytetye language
Subject (ISO639):aly


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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DateStamp:  2018-10-19
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Citation: Kemarr, Kiji (singer); Green, Jenny; Price, Hilda Cookie Pula (singer); Turpin, Myfany (recorder); Morton, Lucky; Kemarr, Mary (singer); Kemarr, Queenie (singer). 2004-09-11. Linda Barwick.
Terms: area_Pacific country_AU iso639_aly iso639_gbb

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Country: Australia
Area: Pacific

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