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Ned David interviewed by William Kepa and Karl Neuenfeldt in the Torres Strait songs project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4361931
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
David, Ned, 1966-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2007 Sept. 11 
1 sound file (ca. 18 min.) 
Series

Torres Strait songs project.

Summary

David Ned David raised on Yam-Iama Island, speaks about music and dance being a major part of his life; music and dance traditions being passed down by oral transmission; children being made to watch, and learn the dance and music; learning to dance as social and cultural entertainment; the songs and dances of the Torres Straits being about pearling, diving, crayfishing, warriors; railway songs and dances from men working on the mainland; the men composing the songs and dances, with collaboration for different parts; making 'playthings' (dance props), learnt from the elders by imitating them; the changes in materials used for dancing, was natural materials but now non-traditional materials; the younger generation showing little interest in the culture; Uncle Maigun [Merico Kebisu] being his role model; this project helping to revive culture; youth can watch a DVD whereas he had live role models; how songs are more than just songs, they are about the community; the importance of actions to Kores (songs); composing songs since his religious conversion (July 1994); the meaning of music and dance changing after conversion.

Notes

Recorded on September 11, 2007 on Yam-Iama Island, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Interview conducted in English and Torres Strait Island creole.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects David, Ned, 1966- -- Interviews.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Interviews.  |  Songs -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands.  |  Dance -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands.
Other authors/contributors Kepa, William, 1982-, Interviewer  |  Neuenfeldt, Karl William, 1947-, Interviewer

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