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Murli la: Songs and Stories of the Tiwi Islands

Author: Genevieve Campbell and Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group  

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A beautiful book that brings many lifetimes of sung Tiwi knowledge to the page for the first time.

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A beautiful book that brings many lifetimes of sung Tiwi knowledge to the page for the first time.

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A joint project with the Indigenous Literary Foundation, Murli la is a beautifully designed gift book that celebrates the culture of the Tiwi Islands through song. The songs presented in this book hold cultural, genealogical, geographical and spiritual knowledge that has been passed down through thousands of years of Tiwi storytelling, ceremony and in the songlines that circle the islands.
 
As custodians of the songs, the Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group in partnership with Dr Genevieve Campbell have recorded over 40 songs in language for the first time – each with an introduction and English translation. A one-of-a-kind map of the islands, with areas marked in language, gives further intimate knowledge into Tiwi culture.
 
Dr Campbell shares beautiful insights into the Tiwi Islands and her words are accompanied by intimate photographs from the time she has spent with the women. Murli la is the essential introduction to the wonderfully rich Tiwi culture and a glimpse into many lifetimes of sung knowledge.  

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About the Author

The Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group from the Tiwi Islands have been sisters and friends all their lives. As young women they composed songs to pass on the stories of their islands, culture and ancestors. As Elders and mentors in their community, they draw on the old ways of Tiwi song traditions to help young Tiwi people connect with their language and cultural identity, also creating new songs. The women have performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian National Art Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive, and feature in the Australian feature film Top End Wedding.
 
Dr Genevieve Campbell met the Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group in 2007 and with them co-founded Ngarukuruwala (We Sing), bringing Tiwi and non-Tiwi musicians together in collaborative composition, performance and recording of Tiwi songs. Over a decade, Dr Campbell became closely involved in helping Tiwi song custodians preserve and maintain traditions of song composition and Tiwi language.
 

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Product Details

Publisher
Hardie Grant Explore
Published
4th January 2023
Pages
192
ISBN
9781741177992

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