Conversing tradition : Wagilak manikay 'song' and the Australian Art Orchestra's Crossing Roper Bar
This thesis is an exploration of tradition as event in the present, realised through the dynamic expressions of manikay (song) in contemporary contexts. Particular focus is given to the collaboration between Wagilak songmen from Ngukurr in Australia's Northern Territory and the Australian Art Orchestra, known as Crossing Roper Bar. Inquiry into various musicological, performative, narrative, philosophical and historical aspects of Wagilak song and Crossing Roper Bar, draws together abundant...[Show more]
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