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For the Sake of a Song

Wangga Songmen and Their Repertories

Allan Marett, Linda Barwick, and Lysbeth Ford

ISBN: 9781920899752

DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781920899752

Publication date: 27 June 2013

Series: Indigenous Music of Australia

Wangga, originating in the Daly region of Australia’s Top End, is one of the most prominent Indigenous genres of public dance-songs. This book focuses on the songmen who created and performed the songs for their own communities and for the general public over the past 50 years. The book is organised around six repertories: four from the Belyuen-based songmen Barrtjap, Muluk, Mandji and Lambudju, and two from the Wadeye-based Walakandha and Ma-yawa wangga groups, the repertories being named after the ancestral song-giving ghosts of the Marri Tjavin and Marri Ammu people respectively.

About the authors

Allan Marett is professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Sydney.

Linda Barwick is a musicologist and professor at the University of Sydney’s Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Lysbeth Ford is an honorary research associate in the linguistics department at the University of Sydney.

 

This is an Open Access book licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

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