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Author GayWu Group of Women, author

Title 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
Published Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019
2019

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Description x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations and portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Contents Wuymirri -- Wikun -- Guwak -- Wititj -- Goŋ-gurtha
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 Australian cultures are the oldest living cultures on earth and at the heart of Aboriginal cultures 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 place in 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 Gay'wu Group of Women is the 'dilly bag women's group', a deep collaboration between five Yolngu women and three non-Aboriginal women over a decade - all co-athors of two other books. The group is made up of Laklak Burarrwanga, Sarah Wright, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Kate Lloyd, Ritjilili Ganambarr, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, Banbapuy Ganambarr, Djawundil Maymuru
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Item in English and Yolngu
Subject Women, Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies
Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Music
Music -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Rites and ceremonies
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Social life and customs
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Songs and music
Songs, Aboriginal Australian
Aboriginal Australians -- Music
Reading List IND102 recommended text 2020
Genre/Form Music.
Songs and music.
LC no. jb2020307602
ISBN 1760633216
9781760633219
Other Titles Songspirals