Warrkwarrkbuynu media: Yolngu culture and Balanda

Deger, Jennifer (2000) Warrkwarrkbuynu media: Yolngu culture and Balanda. In: Kleinert, Sylvia, Neale, Margo, and Bancroft, Robyne, (eds.) The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 306-309.

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[Extract] The following raypirri (a Yolngu term for a specific type of 'cultural encouragement' or disciplining traditionally used in ceremony) was recorded by Djapu clan elder Johnny Barrarra in 1995 for broadcast on the community radio in Gapuwiyak (NT): This song that you've just heard. Whether you're the owner of this song or you call it mother, or you call it waku (child), this is our song. This is everybody's song and this is how our old generation lived. We are encouraging ourselves as Yolngu people now because of the involvement of the Western world. And that's why we are encouraging ourselves to be aware so that we will continue our manikay (songs), our culture.

Item ID: 35063
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-19-550649-5
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 01:11
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 30%
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