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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 [Review Essay] Jurtbirrk Love Songs from North Western Arnhem Land
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This publication consists of an audio CD of 32 songs of the Aboriginal genre Jurtbirrk and a 48-page accompanying booklet. Jurtbirrk are Indigenous to the Iwaidja people of the Coburg Peninsula in the northwestern Arnhem Land, who now mostly live on nearby Croker Island. The genre is described in the accompanying booklet as ‘love songs’ since the lyrics are about the intimate affairs of the Iwaidja people, although the references to these affairs are cryptic and indirect.' [Review Essay] 

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies Studies in Aboriginal Song : A Special Issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 2007 Z1475731 2007 periodical issue

    This special issue focuses on studies in Aboriginal song, resulting from 'research projects that focus on endangered language and music and involved either collaborative work between linguists and musicologists, or work by scholars with training in both disciplines' (1).

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