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Balgo : the musical life of a desert community / by Richard Moyle
Bib ID 65458
Format BookBook
Author
Moyle, Richard M. (Richard Michael)
 
Description Nedlands, W.A. : Callaway International Resource Centre for Music Education (CIRCME), 1997 
195 p. : ill., maps, music ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0864225652
Summary

Based on fieldwork at Balgo between 1975 and 1982; comprehensive ethnographical analysis of musical and ceremonial life of the Balgo community; gives history of Balgo, origin of name; discusses musical characteristics, pitch, melody, instruments, song origins, poetry; discusses location and extent of Balgo's exchange of rituals with other communities; maps of Kukatja and neighbouring groups, Kukatja country as seen by Kukatja people, contact history; performance calendar; analysis of social structure and ceremonial ownership; detailed transcription, notation and analysis of selected songs; outlines men's and women's initiation rituals; dreaming tracks.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography.

Subjects Kukatja (Australian people) -- Music.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Balgo -- Music.  |  Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Balgo.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Music - Musicology - Ethnomusicology.  |  Kukatja language (A68) (WA SF52-02)  |  Music - Analysis.  |  Music - Notations.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Literature and stories - Poetry.  |  Kukatja people (A68) (WA SF52-02)  |  Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11)  |  Religion - Rites.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Music - Vocal - Group - Children.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Music - Vocal - Origins.  |  Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16)  |  Jigalong (WA East Pilbara SF51-13)  |  Lajamanu / Hooker Creek (Central NT SE52-08, SE52-12)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Balgo / Wirrimanu (Central WA Tanami Desert SF52-02)
Other authors/contributors Callaway International Resource Centre for Music Education

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