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Wangga CD Collection: inserts only
Notes by Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Lysbeth Ford
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743325315

This seven-CD compendium introduces the listener to six complete repertories of wangga, showcasing the beauty, depth and diversity of these didgeridoo-accompanied public dance-songs originating in the Daly region of northwest Australia. The most important singers/composers of the region share their haunting melodies, danceable rhythms and authoritative interpretations and translations of songs originally composed in various languages, including Batjamalh, Emmi-Mendhe and Marri Tjavin/Marri Ammu – all of which are now severely endangered. Themes of the songs often concern interactions between the living and the dead, including dreams in which deceased ancestors appear to teach the composer new songs, which would later be performed in funerals and other ceremonies marking the human lifecycle as well as on various other public occasions such as corroborees for tourists.

This collection contains the booklets from the CDs only. Music from the repertories of the wangga songmen featured in this series may also be streamed online at http://wangga.library.usyd.edu.au/

About the contributors
Archival recordings by Alice Moyle and Allan Marett, with supplementary recordings by A.P. Elkin, Ken Maddock and Linda Barwick; curated and annotated by Allan Marett and Linda Barwick, with transcriptions and translations by Lysbeth Ford..

To purchase a copy of The Wangga CDs please visit the SUP site: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743325315.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 6 of 6
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
1-Nov-2016Baartjap's WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
1-Nov-2016Muluk's WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
1-Nov-2016Mandji's WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
1-Nov-2016Lambudju's WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
1-Nov-2016Walakandha WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
1-Nov-2016Ma-Yawa WanggaMarett, Allan; Barwick, Linda; Ford, Lysbeth
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 6 of 6