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Song spirals : sharing women's wisdom of Country through songlines / Gay'Wu Group of Women ; Laklak Burarrwana, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru, Sarah Wright, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Kate Lloyd
Bib ID 8042037
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Gay'Wu Group of Women, author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
©2019 
x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760633219 (paperback)
Summary

'We want you to come with us on our journey, our journey of songspirals. Songspirals are the essence of people in this land, the essence of every clan. We belong to the land and it belongs to us. We sing to the land, sing about the land. We are that land. It sings to us.' Aboriginal Australians are the longest surviving human culture on earth, and at the heart of Aboriginal culture is song. These ancient narratives of landscape have often been described as a means of navigating across vast distances without a map, but they are much, much more than this. Songspirals are sung by Aboriginal people to awaken Country, to make and remake the life-giving connections between people and place. Songspirals are radically different ways of understanding the relationship people can have with the landscape. For Yolngu people from North East Arnhem Land, women and men play different roles in bringing songlines to life, yet the vast majority of what has been published is about men's songlines. Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Yolngu (Australian people) -- Songs and music.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Music.  |  Music -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Music - Vocal - Clan songs  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Arnhem Land (N.T.)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Burarrwana, Laklak, author  |  Ganambarr, Ritjilili, author  |  Ganambarr-Stubbs, Merrkiyawuy, author  |  Ganambarr, Banbapuy, author  |  Maymuru, Djawundil, author  |  Wright, Sarah, author  |  Suchet-Pearson, Sandie, author  |  Lloyd, Kate, author
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