Notes by Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Lysbeth Ford, and recordings by Marett et al.
Sydney University Press
Available in January 2017
Bobby Lane Lambudju (1941–1993) was a leading Wadjiginy songman at Belyuen in the late 1980s and early 1990s whose songs display a rich variety of forms, diverse melodies and even mixes of languages (his own language, Batjamalh, as well as Emmi-Mendhe, the language of his adoptive family). Three of Lambudju’s father’s brothers were prominent Wadjiginy songmen who died before he was old enough to learn from them. Their songs were held in trust for him by the Emmiyangal singer Nym Mun.gi, who passed them on to Lambudju when he was old enough. Many of Lambudju’s songs concern his country to the north of the Daly River and in particular Rak Badjalarr (North Peron Island), the place to which people from Belyuen return after their death.
Contributors Archival recordings by Alice Moyle and Allan Marett, with supplementary recordings by Lamont West and Sally Treloyn; curated and annotated by Allan Marett and Linda Barwick, with transcriptions and translations by Lysbeth Ford.
This product is a musical companion to For the Sake of a Song: Wangga Songmen and their Repertories (Sydney University Press, 2013). You can also purchase the complete set of accompanying CDs.
Music from Lambudju’s repertory may also be streamed online at wangga.library.usyd.edu.au.
Indigenous Music of Australia CDs
Permanent link to this page: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743325285.