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Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts: The Wangga of North Australia (Music/Culture)

Marett, Allan

Editore: Wesleyan, 2009
ISBN 10: 0819569348 / ISBN 13: 9780819569349
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Titolo: Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts: The Wangga of ...

Casa editrice: Wesleyan

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

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Riassunto: Aboriginal musicians receive songs both from an eternal realm known as The Dreaming and from the ghosts of deceased ancestors. Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts is the first book-length study of wangga, a musical and ceremonial genre of Aboriginal people of the Daly Region of Northern Australia. This work is a labor of love, the culmination of nearly 20 years of field work and research by renowned ethnomusicologist Allan Marett, and represents the only comprehensive documentation of a single major genre of Aboriginal music. With first-hand, in-depth knowledge of Northwest Australia's Aboriginal cultures, Marett provides the reader with a penetrating description and analysis of this compelling musical practice. This book makes a significant contribution to knowledge of Aboriginal studies, and provides a rare glimpse into relatively unknown traditions and cultures. It includes illustrations, musical examples, and links to a web-based virtual CD loaded with samples of this fascinating music, closely linked to the text, at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/wanggacd/.

L'autore: A recognized authority on Aboriginal music and culture, ALLAN MARETT is a professor of musicology and director of the Centre for Music Research at the University of Sydney.

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