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When the echoes are gone : a Yolngu musical anthropology

Toner, Peter Gerald


Music is ubiquitous in the social life of the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land in northern Australia. Not only does it accompany virtually every phase of ritual, including dance, painting, and the production of sacred objects, but it is frequently performed in non-ritual contexts as well, purely for the enjoyment of performers and listeners alike. As such, an understanding of music provides a unique and privileged point of entry into the study of Yolngu culture as a whole. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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