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Sustaining Tiwi song practice through Kulama, Genevieve Campbell

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Sustaining Tiwi song practice through Kulama
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Sustaining Tiwi song practice through Kulama
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Genevieve Campbell
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eng
Summary
"Tiwi traditional song practice is defined by the improvisation of occasion-specific song within an intricate linguistic and musical framework. Historically the Kulama ceremony (part of a graded system of ritual instruction) was the main locus of song learning and performance by both men and women. The Tiwi language and way of life have undergone massive changes in the last sixty years. With a rapidly dwindling number of old Tiwi men and women who have any knowledge of the old language or the skills of song composition and performance, Kulama ceremonies are falling out of practice and new Kulama songs are no longer being composed. In an attempt to keep these skills alive, elders are using repatriated ethnographic recordings as a teaching tool; not only to preserve the cultural and spiritual knowledge held in the old song texts, but also as linguistic and melodic source material for new ways of composing."[Author's abstract]; verses of nyingawi songs with explanations in English
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non fiction
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Sustaining Tiwi song practice through Kulama, Genevieve Campbell
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 251-252
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
Sustaining Tiwi song practice through Kulama, Genevieve Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 251-252
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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