20060706NJ

Title:
20060706NJ
ID:
20060706NJ
Level:
Bundle
Genre:
Singing
Description:
Recording of Nginji songs which were passed on to James Marrwal and David Narul (brothers) from their father. They are songs which are in unknown or 'spirit' language and are about the Yumparrparr, mythical giants. There is associated Nginji dancing (of which there is an older recording made by people at CDU) and there are two male dancers decorated as the Yumparrparr. See also discussion by James Marrwal in 20060724IB01. Also present at the recording were a few men (unknown to the recordist) and Matthew O'Keeffe.
Date created:
2007-07-06
Location:
Australia, Western Arnhem Land, Warruwi
Participants:
Marrwal James (singer), Narul David (singer), O'Keeffe Matthew (witness), Bickerdike Isabel, O'Keeffe (recorder), Namarruda Johnny, Blackbook (instrumentalist), Naluraidj Albert (instrumentalist), Nami Terry (singer)
Languages:
Mawng (maung , formerly spelt maung is an iwaidjan language spoken on goulburn island and the adjoining mainland by around 150 people; it is still being learned by children. it is fairly close to iwaidja, though not mutually intelligible with it.), English (english is the national language of australia. however for people in aboriginal communities it is often a second or third language.), spirit language (a generic term for all non-human languages used in songs and usually said to be revealed to singers by various kinds of paranormal beings or experiences.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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