Recirculating Songs: Revitalising the singing practices of Indigenous Australia
This is the first volume devoted specifically to the revitalisation of ancestral Indigenous singing practices in Australia. These traditions are at severe risk in many parts of Australia, and this work investigates the geographical, theoretical and methodological strategies currently being implemented to reverse the damage. In some areas the ancestral musical culture is still transmitted across the generations; in others it is partially remembered, and being revitalised with the assistance of heritage recordings and written documentation; but in many parts of Australia, the transmission of songs has been interrupted, and in those places revitalisation relies on research and restoration. This book provides helpful insights for Indigenous people and communities, researchers and educators and anyone interested in song and Indigenous Australia.