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The didjeridu : from Arnhem Land to Internet / edited by Karl Neuenfeldt
Bib ID 1374440
Format BookBook
Description Sydney : J. Libbey/Perfect Beat Publications, c1997 
viii, 184 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some col.), music, portraits ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 186462003X
1864620048 (paperback)
Summary

The Didjeridu: From Arabem Land to Internet is the first comprehensive study of the Australian Aboriginal instrument, the didjeridu, from a range of musical, cultural and sociological viewpoints. Written in an informed but accessible style, individual chapters analyse traditional uses of the instrument; its use in contemporary Aboriginal rock; the perspective of various accomplished players (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal); and aspects of the instrument's global diffusion in the 1990s.

Full contents
  • Foreword: Yidaki / Mandaway Yunupingu
  • Introduction: One Instrument, Many Voices / Philip Hayward and Karl Neuenfeldt
  • Ch. 1. Ancient Voice - Contemporary Expression / Kev Carmody and Karl Neuenfeldt
  • Ch. 2. Education, Empowerment and Entertainment / Mick Davison and Karl Neuenfeldt
  • Ch. 3. The Didjeridu - A Portal to Culture / David Hudson and Fred Tietjen
  • Ch. 4. Accompanying the Dreaming / Steven Knopoff
  • Ch. 5. Continuation, Dissemination and Innovation / Peter Dunbar-Hall
  • Ch. 6. Gender 'Taboos' and Didjeridus / Linda Barwick
  • Thread 1: The Issue of Gender
  • Ch. 7. The Didjeridu in the Desert / Karl Neuenfeldt
 
Notes

Discography: p. 183.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Didjeridu.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- History and criticism.  |  Didjeridu music -- History and criticism.  |  Cultural protocols.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Music - Instruments - Making - Didjeridu.  |  Arnhem Land islands (NT SC53, SD53)  |  Great Britain.  |  Ireland.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Neuenfeldt, Karl William, 1947-

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