GULF COUNTRY SONGBOOK
Gulf Country Songbook: Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji songs
by Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji families with Karin Riederer
Published by Waralungku Arts
- Yanyuwa / Marra / Garrwa / Gudanji words of the songs and English translations / interpretations
- photographs of and stories about the people who composed or found the songs, the people who sing the songs, and their country
- rhythmic structure of each song
- audio of every song (a CD and QR codes)
- a DVD of short documentaries
The Gulf Country Songbook has sound
The audio files are streamed, which means a little bit of your data credit is used each time you listen to a song this way.
Or, you can use a ‘sound pen’ preloaded with the audio files, and point this at the sound code on the pages of the book to play the audio file of the songs and the radio documentaries. If you want to buy a ‘sound pen’, please contact us.
The songs are also on the CD that is in the songbook, so you can listen to them old-style, too. And you can find the Gulf Country Songbook radio documentaries online, on Indigitube.
Buy the Gulf Country Songbook and sing along with us in our languages, good way!
$60 plus postage. Hardback, full colour, 112 pages, CD + DVD. Published December 2015. Email to place your order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from sales will be used for other language and song revitalisation activities.
[02:] Singing Yanyuwa songs: Dinah Norman, Marjorie Keighran and Jemima Miller; photo by Benjamin Ellis Bayliss
[03-05:] Gudanji performers at Garrinjini, photo by Sandy Edwards; Marra performers: Daniel McKinnon, Jacob Riley, Jacky Green and Cedric John, photo by Benjamin Ellis Bayliss; Garrwa singers: Marjorie Keighran, Hazel Godfrey, Shirley Simon and Maureen Timothy, photo by Benjamin Ellis Bayliss