DOBES Archive

dvR_041027_T1B
Jurtbirrk Music Performance ("Love Songs") at Rruwirk. Ronnie Waraludj: Lead Singer, clapsticks Dick Gameraidj: Singer, clapsticks Lindsay Gameraidj: Singer, clapsticks Archie Brown/Sam Namaruka: Didjeridoo
IW20041022MW
This session contains didjeridu-accompanied Marrwakani songs of the 'stone country song' genre, received from a mimi spirit on the Arnhem Land plateau in his own country Mangulhan by Paddy Compass (deceased). Paddy Compass was mother's brother to the lead singer, Archie Brown, who arranged the recording session and led the singing. The backup singer was Ronnie Cooper, who appeared to know the songs quite well and took a prominent role in the later part of the session. He used a pair of half-finished softwood clapsticks, which sometimes rustled on the plastic tarpaulin. The recording took place at the place of residence of Sammy Namarrwuka, because it was quiet and because he was the only person Archie thought knew the songs well enough to play didjeridu for them. Sammy experienced some difficulty with both didjeridus he had available, because they were unfinished and the mouthpieces were too wide and had no wax on them yet. The session was cut short because Sammy and Ronnie had another engagement.
dvR_041022_T1
Background information about 'Marrwakani', 'Ldalha', and other songs. Recordings are played back to the informant. There is also some discussion about musical terms.
dvR_050816_T2
The informants give background information on several different song sets: Manbam, Jurtbirrk ('Love Songs'), Ldalha ('Sea Songs').
dvR_041027_T1A
Itbi-itbi Music Performance ("Love Songs") at Rruwirk. The songs are sung in Kunwinjku and Mawng. Dick Gameraidj: Lead singer, clapsticks Lindsay Gameraidj: Singer, clapsticks Ronnie Waraludj: Singer, clapsticks Sam Namaruka: Didjeridoo
dvR_050816_T1
The informants give background information on the Sea Songs, called 'Ldalha' in Iwaidja.
dvR_050823_T1
The informant provides background information on the sea song set. (Part 1 of 2)
dvR_041027_T2
Ldalha Music Performance (Sea Songs) at Rruwirk. Archie Brown: Lead singer, clapsticks Ronnie Waraludj: Singer, clapsticks Lindsay Gameraidj: Singer, clapsticks Sam Namaruka: Didjeridoo
dvR_050823_T2
The informant provides background information on the sea song set. (Part 2 of 2)
IW20030722KA
This session contains 13 Ldalha song items spread across two FlashRam recordings (seven items on 20030722LB01, and six items on 20030722LB02). The session was also recorded by Bruce Birch on DV.
dvR_041026_T2
Background information on 'Marrwakani', 'Yanajanak' and other songs. Archival recordings are played back to the informants.
dvR_041022_T3
The musicians perform Ldalha, called Sea Songs in English, at Rruwirk outstation on Croker Island. Archie Brown: Lead singer, clapsticks. Sam Namaruka: Didjeridoo Ronnie Waraludj: Second singer, second clapsticks
dvR_030722_T3B
Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak give the Iwaidja names for a few good tasting yams and fruits which are still collected.
dvR_030722_T3A
Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak discuss musical terminology in Iwaidja (semi-elicitation). The recording is mostly in English with some Iwaidja.
dvR_041021_T2
A series of old recordings from western Arnhem Land are played back to Brian Yambikbik for identification and background information. The discussion is in English with some Iwaidja (includes discussion of the 'Cyclone Song' and 'Ldalha').
dvR_041021_T1B
Brian Yambibik gives background information on the origin of the set of ldalha songs which he inherited. The discussion begins in English, then moves to Iwaidja.
dvR_040110
Recent recordings of Ldalha ("Sea songs") are played back to the informant who is asked to sing the song words simultaneously. Towards the end historical Ldalha recordings are played to the informant, who is asked to provide contextual information.
dvR_041026_T3
Itbi-itbi Music Performance ("Love Songs") at Rruwirk. The songs are sung in Kunwinjku and Mawng. Dick Gameraidj: Lead singer, clapsticks Lindsay Gameraidj: Singer, clapsticks Ronnie Waraludj: Singer, clapsticks Sam Namaruka: Didjeridoo
dvR_050821_T2A
The informants demonstrates the cooking of magpie geese in a ground oven.
dvR_030722_T2C
Khaki Marrala and David Minyimak give musical terms in Iwaidja (semi-elicitation). The recording is mostly in English with some Iwaidja.