The Didgeridoo Of The Australian Aborigines

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037226820
  • Catalog Number: 2268
  • Sales rank: 203,662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Song - Dusty Legune (1:22)
  2. 2 Mosquito - Dusty Legune (1:29)
  3. 3 Buffalo - Dusty Legune (1:40)
  4. 4 Bushfire - Dusty Legune (1:34)
  5. 5 Initiation Song - Dusty Legune (1:22)
  6. 6 Saltwater - Dusty Legune (2:18)
  7. 7 Mook Mook - Dusty Legune (1:22)
  8. 8 Darwin Cyclone - Dusty Legune (2:12)
  9. 9 Bushfire - Arthur Toby (1:18)
  10. 10 Mook Mook - Arthur Toby (1:07)
  11. 11 Love Song - Arthur Toby (1:36)
  12. 12 Brolga - Christopher Fry (1:21)
  13. 13 Mud Lark - Christopher Fry (1:01)
  14. 14 Buffalo - Christopher Fry (1:17)
  15. 15 Black Cockatoo - Christopher Fry (1:26)
  16. 16 Open Plain - Jimmy Mullane (1:54)
  17. 17 Initiation Song - Jimmy Mullane (1:06)
  18. 18 Brolga - Jimmy Mullane (1:02)
  19. 19 Lilga - Jimmy Mullane (1:08)
  20. 20 Mosquito - Jimmy Mullane (0:50)
  21. 21 Mosquito - Jimmy Mullane (1:13)
  22. 22 Initiation Song - Jimmy Mullane (1:05)
  23. 23 Chinaman - Jimmy Mullane (0:54)
  24. 24 Fishing Song - Jimmy Mullane (0:57)
  25. 25 Fast Walk - Daisy Utemorrah (1:53)
  26. 26 Lightning - Daisy Utemorrah (0:59)
  27. 27 Dugout Canoe - Daisy Utemorrah (1:20)
  28. 28 Wounded Warrior - Daisy Utemorrah (2:06)
  29. 29 Bushwoman - Daisy Utemorrah (0:58)
  30. 30 Breast Mountains - Daisy Utemorrah (2:14)
  31. 31 Daduru - Daisy Utemorrah (2:38)
  32. 32 Body Painting - Daisy Utemorrah (1:45)
  33. 33 Baby - Daisy Utemorrah (1:31)
  34. 34 Whirlpool - Daisy Utemorrah (1:17)
  35. 35 Cyclone Tracy - Daisy Utemorrah (1:20)
  36. 36 Stranger - Daisy Utemorrah (1:01)
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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 Mastering, translation
Ambrose Cummins Producer, Engineer
Ute Entwistle Layout
Jeannine Blanpain translation
Alex Croft Cover Design
Dj Akbar Cover Image
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