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

By: Marett, Allan

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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 a CD loaded with samples of this fascinating music, closely linked to the text.

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

Author Name: Marett, Allan

Categories: Folk & Traditional,

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press:

ISBN Number: 0819566187

ISBN Number 13: 9780819566188


Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: Z0819566187Z3

Description: 0819566187 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good