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Jeremy Beckett interviewed by Edgar Waters [sound recording]
Bib ID 2697093
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Beckett, Jeremy, 1931-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1993 Apr. 8 
2 tape reels (ca. 89 min.) ; 10 in. 
Summary

Jeremy Beckett speaks of his interest in music and of his recordings of traditional and non-traditional songs and dances of the Lake Cargelligo and Wilcannia Regions, NSW, and of the Torres Strait Islands. He describes his early musical tastes; beginning recording Aboriginal music at Murran Bridge settlement; collecting in Wilcannia; Aboriginal singing style; quality of his recordings; locating Dougie Young and recording his songs; Wilcannia musical life, accordion playing; effect of outside influences on song style; Torres Strait song and dance styles; Samoan style hymn singing; European touch dancing; Hawaiian style music; musical performance on Saibai; Marlo chants, Ratumen songs on Murray Island; Bardu singing; his record The Traditional Music of Torres Strait; differences in music of Islanders who have settled in North Queensland; comparisons between Torres Strait and PNG music culture.

Notes

Recorded at the National Library of Australia, LG1 Studio on 8 April 1992.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 11 leaves) 
Subjects Beckett, Jeremy, 1931- -- Interviews.  |  Young, Dougie, 1933-1991.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Music.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Music.  |  Songs -- New South Wales.  |  Songs -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands.  |  Dance -- Torres Strait Islands.  |  Ethnomusicologists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Anthropologists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Waters, Edgar, 1925-2008, Interviewer

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