Add free shipping to your order with these great books
Yuupurnju : A Warlpiri song cycle - Henry Cooke Anderson Jakamarra


A Warlpiri song cycle

By: Henry Cooke Anderson Jakamarra

Paperback | 31 May 2024

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

Yuupurnju: A Warlpiri song cycle documents a ceremonial song cycle situated within the traditional kurdiji “shield” ceremony, as sung by Warlpiri Elder Henry Cooke Anderson Jakamarra at Lajamanu, Northern Territory, in 2013.

The song cycle relates to a women’s jukurrpa Dreaming narrative, and tells the story of a group of ancestral women on a journey across the country. Jakamarra performed the songs (recorded by Carmel O’Shannessy) to make them available to the Warlpiri community and the wider public.

Yuupurnju: A Warlpiri song cycle includes the words of the songs in Warlpiri, interpretation in English as given by the singer, Jakamarra, and Warlpiri Elders Jerry Patrick Jangala OAM, Wanta Stephen Patrick Pawu-Kurlpurlurnu Jampijinpa and Steven Dixon Japanangka, and detailed musical notation by ethnomusicologist Myfany Turpin. It includes a foreword by two senior custodians, Jerry Patrick Jangala OAM, and Wanta Jampijinpa

About the Authors

Carmel O'Shannessy is an Associate Professor at the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University. She was resident in Lajamanu community for four years (1998-2001), working to support the teaching and learning of Warlpiri and English in the bilingual education program in the school.

Wanta Steven Patrick Pawu-Kurlpurlurnu Jampijinpa is a senior Warlpiri man. He was an ARC Discovery Indigenous Award Fellow at the Australian National University School of Music, 2012-2015. He lives in Lajamanu community with his family.

Henry Cooke Anderson Jakamarra was a senior Warlpiri knowledge holder who lived in the Tanami Desert, maintaining and teaching traditional Warlpiri knowledges.

Steven Dixon Japanangka was a senior Warlpiri Elder who was involved in community programs such as those to prevent family violence. He lived in Lajamanu community with his family, and passed away in 2023. Myfany Turpin is an Australian Research Council fellow at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney.

Jerry Patrick Jangala OAM is a senior Warlpiri Elder who lives in Lajamanu community with his family and is a central figure of knowledge and authority for both Warlpiri and non-Warlpiri people.

More in Music

Down With the System : A Memoir (Of Sorts) - Serj Tankian
Who I Am : My Story - Melanie C

RRP $34.99


The Storyteller : Tales of Life and Music - Dave Grohl
Faith, Hope and Carnage - Nick Cave

RRP $34.99


Behind the Seams : My Life in Rhinestones - Dolly Parton

RRP $85.00


Book of Life - Deborah Conway


RRP $34.99


Music Theory For Dummies : For Dummies (Career/Education) - Michael Pilhofer
Fender Stratocaster 70 Years - Dave Hunter

RRP $105.00


Surrender : 40 Songs, One Story - Bono

RRP $49.99


It's a Shame About Ray : A memoir - Jonathan Seidler

RRP $32.99


New Kids on the Block : 40th Anniversary Celebration - Selena Fragassi
Paul Simon : The Life - Robert Hilburn

RRP $39.99


Brutally Honest : The Sunday Times Bestseller - Melanie Brown
Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies : 2nd Edition - Holly Day
Kid A Mnesia : A Book of Radiohead Artwork - Thom Yorke

RRP $65.00


Scattershot : Life, Music, Elton and Me - Bernie Taupin

RRP $34.99


Songs from the Kitchen Table : Lyrics and Stories - Archie Roach

RRP $59.99