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Singing Bones: Ancestral Collaboration and Creativity

Curkpatrick, Samuel (2019) Singing Bones: Ancestral Collaboration and Creativity. Sydney University Press, Sydney. 180pp. ISBN tba (In Press)

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Abstract

This book tells a contemporary story of creativity and living tradition, tracking the voices of manikay singers from Ngukurr, South East Arnhem Land. Focus is given to the collaboration between Wägilak songmen and the Australian Art Orchestra known as Crossing Roper Bar. The interwoven voices, narratives and histories of this project are explored and documented, as they demonstrate a productive approach to cultural sustenance and intercultural engagement.
Analysis of various structural, narrative, performative and historical aspects of Wägilak song and Crossing Roper Bar, draw together abundant examples supporting the thesis that tradition exists as a dynamic interplay animated by individual creativity and novel context, a conversation between the past and the present amid ongoing iterations of performance.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Aboriginal song, manikay, intercultural, performance, tradition, music, collaboration, creativity, Indigenous
Fields of Research: 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
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 22:30
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2019 22:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3421

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