The NRP is developing a comprehensive
series of albums and books to raise awareness about Australia’s unique and endangered Indigenous performace traditions and promote research excellence in this field.
Album Series | Book Series
The NRP album series, the Indigenous Music of Australia, is published by Sydney University Press.
Volume 1, Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk: Songs from Western Arnhem Land by Kevin Djimarr, was launched in 2007 at the 6th Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance in Darwin.
Also be sure to hear these earlier discs which have inspired the NRP album series.
Jurtbirrk Love Songs from Northwestern Arnhem Land (Batchelor: Batchelor Press, 2005)
Awelye Akwelye: Kaytetye Women’s Songs from Arnerre, Central Australia (Tennant Creek:
Papulu Apparr-kari Language and Culture Centre, 2004)
Jadmi Junba by Nyalgodi Scotty Martin, Traditional Songman of the Dreamtime (Sydney:
Rouseabout Records, 2003)
Rak Badjalarr: Wangga Songs by Bobby Lane, Northern Australia (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies
Yawulyu Mungamunga: Dreaming Songs of Warumungu Women, Tennant Creek, Central
Australia (Sydney: Festival Records, 2000)
Bunggridj-Bunngridj: Wangga Songs by Alan Maralung, Northern Australia (Berlin: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993)
The first volume in the NRP book series,
Wangga Songs of NW Australia: Recordings, Song-Texts and Translations in Their Historical and Ethnographic Contexts by Prof. Allan Marett, Assoc. Prof. Linda Barwick and Dr Lysbeth Ford, is to be published by Sydney University Press.
It extends Prof. Marett’s award-winning research into the Wangga tradition in Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts: The Wangga of North Australia by Allan Marett (Middleton: Wesleyan University Press, 2005).
Reviews of Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts have been published in The Australian, the Journal of Folklore Research and UniNews.
Other commentary on this book and its receipt of the Stanner Award for research excellence in Indigenous Australian Studies is offered by AIATSIS, Long Road, PARADISEC and UniNews.