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Into the Profound Deep: Pulled by a Song

Curkpatrick, Samuel (2017) Into the Profound Deep: Pulled by a Song. In: Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, and New York, pp. 17-30. ISBN 9781472474407

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Abstract

Manikay (song) performed by Yolŋu people in Australia’s remote Arnhem Land abounds with intricate perspectives on death. Passed down the generations for centuries, ideas of death are interwoven in complex song narratives and images. Performances of manikay shape life through particular foci of ontological thought and religious beliefs, becoming tangible and relevant in performances concerned with birth, initiation, celebration and education.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Aboriginal culture, ceremony, ethnomusicology, death, ritual
Fields of Research: 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Samuel Curkpatrick
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2019 22:29
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2019 22:29
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3419

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