DOBES Archive

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_030917_E
The informants perform Injalarrku, the Mermaid Songs. There is some conversation inbetween music breaks captured.
dvR_030917_D
The informants tell part of the story behind Injalarrku, the Mermaid Song. It forms part of the Mardayin cultural complex, and is closely linked to the well-known story of Lumaluma. Lumaluma was a whale who was killed because he ate too much. His wives searched for him everyhwere in vain. One of Lumaluma's wives was pregnant, and the mermaids, from which Injalarrku takes its name, are her daughters. David Goodness tells the story first in Mawng. This is followed by an explanation in English by Ronald Lamilami and David Goodness.
dvR_040217
Singing practice at the Minjilang church.
dvR_030917_C
The informants perform Injalarrku, the Mermaid Songs. There is some conversation in between music breaks captured.
dvR_030917_B
The informants talk about Ngili, the Mosquito Song, and discuss who the best singer is. This is followed by a conversation about the clan affiliation of the number one singer (Manjurrnguny).
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_030917_A
The informants perform Ngili, the Mosquito Song. There is some conversation in between music breaks captured.
dvR_030904_A
Margaret Marrangku speaks with Rachel Nimilga about Charlie Wardaha's ancestry. The text is in Iwaidja and Mawng.
dvR_030919
The informants perform Injalarrku, the Mermaid song cycle, while they are on Croker Island for the funeral of Charlie Wardaha.