Jardiwanpa Yawulyu book launch
Using a sound pen, readers can also play the songs, from the pages of the book.
Alex Pantelic provided sound printing services for this book project.
Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, senior owner for the Yankirri ‘Emu’ dreaming part of the Jardiwanpa Yawulyu songline.
Connie Nakamarra White, owner of the Yarripiri ‘Snake’ dreaming which is central to the Jardiwanpa Yawulyu songline.
Maisy Napurrurla Wayne is an important senior owner of the Ngurlu ‘Seed’ section of the Jardiwanpa Yawulyu songline.
Georgia Curran and Valerie Napaljarri Martin.
Coral Napangardi Gallagher is an important ritual knowledge holder in Yuendumu. She is the most senior female manager for the Jardiwanpa songline.
Maisy Napurrurla Wayne with the Jardiwanpa book.
Linguist Mary Laughren assisted with the book project, pictured here with MC Valerie Napaljarri Martin.
Judy Napangardi Watson is a senior manager for the Jardiwanpa Yawulyu songline.
Coral Napangardi Gallagher and Peggy Nampijinpa Brown cut the cake at the launch of the Jardiwanpa Yawulyu book in Yuendumu, December 2014.
Jardiwanpa owners and managers celebrate the launch of Jardiwanpa Yawulyu Warlpiri women’s songs from Yuendumu with CALL Associate Dr Georgia Curran and Dr Mary Laughren.
Throughout the night and despite the background noise, children listened over and over to the songs from the Jardiwanpa book.
Long time supporters of Warlpiri language and Bilingual education, and old friends – Frank Baarda and Mary Laughren.
A happy team. Photo: Jeff Breuer
The awesome PAW Media team – thanks for hosting the launch! Photo: Jeff Breuer.
We were thrilled to launch our new book Jardiwanpa Yawulyu Warlpiri Women’s songs from Yuendumu last Friday 12 December 2014, at Yuendumu. This book is the culmination of many years of work by Jardiwanpa owners and managers, and anthropologist Georgia Curran.
The book presents 38 songs from the Jardiwanpa song line, which traverses Warlpiri country from south to north. It passes through three major dreamings, Yarripiri ‘Snake’, Yankirri “Emu’ and Ngurlu ‘Seed’. Owners from each of these ritual groups spoke at the launch, about the importance and value of the Jardiwanpa songs.
Linguist Mary Laughren, who lived and worked at Yuendumu for many decades, also contributed to the book. She spoke at the launch about her memories of women’s ceremonial performance, and remembered some of the dear women that she knew then. Mary spoke of the book as a gift, from the elders to the younger generation.
Thank you to everyone who supported the launch at Yuendumu, especially: PAW Media (who hosted the launch as part of the PAW Media end of year concert), WYDAC, Frank Baarda, Cecilia Alfonso, Mike Crowe, Alex Pantelic and Valerie Martin. Thankyou to everyone who attended and supported.
This publication is the second in our series of women’s traditional songs – see also Antarrengeny Awely: Alyawarr Women’s songs from Antarrengeny.
See this link for details on how to order Jardiwanpa Yawulyu.