December 2018

05
Dec
2018

Manyardi songs make us remember: Traditional custodians present the Inyjalarrku ‘Mermaid’ song-set from western Arnhem Land

David Manmurulu, Jenny Manmurulu, Rupert Manmurulu, Jamie Milpurr , Isabel O’Keeffe and Ruth Singer

Songs hold emotions and memories of people, places and earlier times. This is true of song traditions in general, but even more so for the Inyjalarrku ‘Mermaid’ song-set from western Arnhem Land, that has been passed down over three generations of the Manmurulu family.

A mamurrng (diplomacy) ceremony at Warruwi in 2012. Roy Mangirryang advances with the mamurrng pole, holding it out toward the recipients as he stamps the ground during the performance of songs named Yanajanak (stone country spirits). In the background, Harrison Cooper and Charlie Mangulda sing, supported by Solomon Nangamu, Maurice Gawayaku and Rupert Manmurulu, who led the presentation. Photo by Martin Thomas

» read more

07
Dec
2018

Deconstructing Hierarchy in the Traditional Performing Arts of Japan: A musical discourse of Kamigata rakugo

Catherine Hallett

Thesis abstract: Rakugo, the art of staged comic storytelling of Japan, is generally classified as and perceived by audiences to be an oral tradition performed without significant musical accompaniment. Music is nevertheless an indispensable component of the Kamigata rakugo tradition.

» read more

12
Dec
2018

Launch of the Open Universities Australia (OUA)Partnership and Languages Investment Announcement

Various

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language is proud to announce the extension of its partnership with Open Universities Australia (OUA) in the delivery of less-commonly-taught Asian and Pacific Languages, and the new ANU commitment of $11.6M over five years t

» read more

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster