Mer Angenty-Warn Alhem: Travelling to Angenty Country
April Pengart Campbell, Coral Napangardi Gallagher, Peggy Nampijinpa Brown, Georgia Curran, Barbara Napanangka Martin
Batchelor Institute, May 13, 2016 - Aboriginal Australians - 54 pages
"Angenty is a sacred waterhole in Anmatyerr and Warlpiri country, to the north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. This book is about a family visit to this place. Men, women and children camped in the riverbed and the elders told stories about the ancestral spirits of this country, including Mern amar 'mulga apple', Arrkerr 'Barn Owl', Arnamarwengk 'spirit women', Tywerrk 'native fig', and Alharrenty 'the monster'. Senior women painted up the young girls and taught them some songs, dances and designs associated with these beings. Since then a team led by April Pengart Campbell have worked together on documenting this valuable cultural knowledge. The book includes the rhythmic structures, words and interpretations for each song, and is enriched with images, sound recordings and films."--Back cover.
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