Title:   Singing Bones: Ancestral Creativity and Collaboration
Author:   Curkpatrick, Samuel
Publisher:   Sydney Uni Press
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2020
APN:   9781743326770 or ISBN(1743326777)
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Manikay are the ancestral songs of Arnhem Land, passed down over generations and containing vital cultural knowledge. Singing Bones foregrounds the voices of manikay singers from Ngukurr in southeastern Arnhem Land, and charts their critically acclaimed collaboration with jazz musicians from the Australian Art Orchestra, Crossing Roper Bar. It offers an overview of W├Ągilak manikay narratives and style, including their social, ceremonial and linguistic aspects, and explores the Crossing Roper Bar project as an example of creative intercultural collaboration and a continuation of the manikay tradition.