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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Indigenous :: Waak Waak Djungi - Mother, I'm Going

Waak Waak Djungi - Mother, I'm Going

Waak Waak Djungi - Mother, I'm Going
These are the little-heard recordings of three Yolngu songmen from Northeast Arnhem Land - Bobby Bunnungurr, Jimmy Djamunba and Peter Milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with Victorian musician Peter Mumme. Yolngu are the indigenous peoples of Arnhem Land in Northern Territory, Australia; their clans are the Marangu and Malabirr, the languages Djinang and Gannalbingu. Their songs are of instruction, story and ceremony.

A connection first initiated by Yolngu actor David Gulpilil, Waak Waak Djungi’s mid-90s recordings were preceded by years of respectful sharing of culture. Mumme explains that “the aim was to produce something that is new, not in the sense of a breakthrough, but what emerges from the combining of existing ideas”. What developed was sonically unique - sprawling vocal/electronic soundscapes and field recordings that reimagine the traditional songs of black crows and white cockatoos, sharing, creation spirits and of leaving and returning home to country. Spacious and patiently durational, the songs resound in a big land with a big story to tell.

Waak Waak ga Min Min (Black Crow, White Cockatoo) combines the previously unreleased Gandi Bawong with five contemporary versions from their original 1997 album, with a new cover painting by Bobby Bunnungurr.

About this track...

Jimmy Djamunba: vocals
Peter Mumme: synthesizer
Jimmy's tribute to his Earth Mother as he departs. 'Mother, I'm going, but I'll be back soon!'

Other tracks by Waak Waak Djungi: Black Crow  -  White Cockatoo
Number Of People In Act Ensemble
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NT
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Ramingining
Taken From The Release Titled Waak Waak Ga Min Min
Copyright Holder's Name Waak Waak Djungi
Media Servicing Date 2018-06-08
Main Genre Indigenous
Genre 2 Australian Indigenous
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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