Jirigi Jinda Ardangarri, Burnarri Anja, Diigu Aagala – Birds: tells us the names of birds in Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara languages. The bird’s moiety, and the spiritual and seasonal knowledge associated with some birds gives an insight into the cultural importance of some birds for Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara people.
This CD set contains original field recordings of Warlpiri women’s yawulyu made in 2006. A series of songs from the Minamina, Watiyawarnu, Warlukurlangu and Ngapa yawulyu can be heard on four separate CDs. Associated rhythms, song words, translations, stories and images for these four yawulyu series are presented in Yuendumu-wardinkgi juju-ngaliya-kurlangu yawulyu: Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu. This book and an accompanying DVD are sold separately through batchelorpress.com.
Yawulyu have been passed down through many generations of Warlpiri women. In this book, the juju-ngaliya ‘ritual experts’ from Yuendumu, present four yawulyu song series which follow the journeys of a number of ancestral beings across Warlpiri country.