Singing bones : ancestral creativity and collaboration /

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Sydney University Press,, Syndey, NSW, Australia, p.1 online resource (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst00929724, (OCoLC)fst01198495, Australia, fast, Folk singers, Folk songs, Aboriginal Australian, History and criticism.


This book documents cross-cultural collaboration between manikay singers from south-east Arnhem Land and the Australian Art Orchestra. The interwoven voices of the project are explored as an example of creative intercultural collaboration and a continuation of the manikay tradition.Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 19, 2020).Intro -- Singing Bones half title page -- Singing Bones title page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Glossary -- Introduction -- 1 Impelled: Songs from the Ground -- 2 Connected in Song -- 3 Abundant Articulation: The Living Text of Manikay -- 4 Narrative Constellations -- 5 Singing Bones: "Those Clapping Sticks Have a Song" -- 6 Grooving Together: The Crossing Roper Bar Collaboration -- 7 Interwoven Voices: A Brilliant Aesthetic -- 8 Collaboration and Creativity -- Epilogue: New Friendships -- Bibliography -- Discography -- Appendix 1: Manikay song sequencesAppendix 2: Song Texts -- Appendix 3: Young Wägilak Group tour and performance history -- IndexNational edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries