Didgeridoo Of The Australian Aborigines

The Didgeridoo Of The Australian Aborigines

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This collection of Australian didgeridoo music and song was recorded in the bush of the West Kimberleys in Northwestern Australia, among the tribes of the region. In other words, these are field recordings. While their sound quality is amazing, to most ears, the music will sound strange, harsh, primitive, and outside of the context that Western cultures usually

Overview

This collection of Australian didgeridoo music and song was recorded in the bush of the West Kimberleys in Northwestern Australia, among the tribes of the region. In other words, these are field recordings. While their sound quality is amazing, to most ears, the music will sound strange, harsh, primitive, and outside of the context that Western cultures usually consider when thinking of didgeridoo music. The didge is in some ways a backdrop (but an integral one) to these chants and folksongs that come from two distinct traditions: the Wonga and the Djunba. The disc is divided by song tradition and contains 31 tracks. The songs reflect rites and rituals for everything from initiation to birth, from ceremonial love songs to those for fishing, hunting, and cooking. While listening to the music here, as utterly beautiful and haunting as it is, it is not uncommon for someone in the chorus to cough, for a dog to bark, for one singer to "sound" out of tune. We have no way of knowing really, and it's not important anyway, except that it reflects the authenticity of the sources of song in the West Kimberleys, and it offers modern society, used to having the didge itself used in contexts that would seem completely foreign and strange, the opportunity to hear those who've practiced these forms of singing and chanting and playing and dancing for thousands of years. Amazing.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037226820
catalogNumber:
2268
Rank:
121279

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Campbell Allenbar   Didjeridu
Nelson Barunga   Didjeridu
Pudja Barunga   Vocals
Dusty Legune   Stick
Arthur Toby   Stick,Didjeridu
Rastus Willinji   Didjeridu
Daisy Martin   Vocals
Collier Bangmorra   Stick
Christopher Fry   Didjeridu
Amy Peters   Vocals
Lorrie Utemorrah   Vocals
Daisy Utemorrah   Vocals
Jimmy Mullane   Stick,Didjeridu

Technical Credits

Diz Heller   translation
Ambrose Cummins   Producer,Engineer
Ute Entwistle   Layout
Jeannine Blanpain   translation
Alex Croft   Cover Design
Dj Akbar   Cover Image

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