Songs from north Queensland

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Alice Moyle

Mar, 1966
Category: 
Music
Product type: 
CD
ISBN: 
9781922059307
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$14.95 RRP incl. GST

Download the Companion booklet - Songs from North Queensland (PDF 1.7 MB)

The samples presented here have been selected from field collections of tape recordings made in 1966. They have been brought together on this recording to demonstrate the special features of Aboriginal music in north Queensland and more particularly in western parts of the Cape York Peninsula.

  1. Welten songs and calls
  2. ‘Shake-a-Leg’: Spear fight
  3. Three fish poisoning songs
  4. Women’s songs
  5. Women’s songs
  6. Mortuary songs: Djawala (excerpts from two sections of a ceremonial series)
  7. Waterspout
  8. ‘Crying’ song
  9. ‘Shake-a-Leg’ songs
  10. Three Wanam songs
  11. Wanam song
  12. Antjelam song
  13. Wintjinam items
  14. a. Cross Shark, b. Sugar Bag or Wild Honey
  15. Women’s Wu-ungka
  16. White Crane
  17. Engwe songs
  18. a. Innikan; b. Oyurlu (Emu); c. Kwara
  19. Dinghy, or Boat on Batavia River
  20. a. Sunset (‘Sun goes down’) in Kundjen; b. Sunset (‘Sun goes down’) in Kokomindjen; c. ‘DC 3’ (Aeroplane).

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Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016