BAYWARA THE FILM

June 29, 2019 posted by

And, of course, we hear as we learn to hear, and in particular we decode stories in the light of all the stories we have heard before. Do more listening, looking and making and less buying and using up. For me it has ended up connecting back to my recurrent preoccupations with, you know, life and the world and everything: It is a documentary focused on an Australian Indigenous leader and maker of didgeridoos yidaki named Djalu Gurruwiwi; I have been musing on it and want to share some of my ponderings. I agree with you that the Djalu story has been presented simplistically and in a way intended to appeal to stereotypes. Life is your right! Get up, stand up!

Do more listening, looking and making and less buying and using up. We came of age in a time of plenty but have now come through austerity and are contemplating disaster. Unfortunately I am having problems embedding it, so please follow the link and watch or the rest of the post is going to make no sense. Email required Address never made public. He has been the subject of at least two films before a one for the Discovery Channel called Yidaki and, seemingly, a ? Thankyou for such a long, careful comment, Mairi. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Mind you, I notice how my generation, having tended to be a bit disengaged in youth, are getting more and more serious and political in our thirties and indeed more radical.

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It also makes a lot more sense of the involvement of Gotye specifically, beyond him having this big lump of fame. Clearly the publicity angle is useful and being consciously exploited, but the texts make it clearer than the clip does that collaboration and new creation are central, not simply amplification. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Just to digress a little, this sense of good listening is in a different way also something I like about The Basics: I agree with you that the Djalu story has been presented simplistically and in a way intended to appeal to stereotypes.

Emphasise vilm culture rather than the consumption, I think. He has been the subject of at least two films before a one for the Discovery Channel called Yidaki and, seemingly, a ?

The Film seems like a project with excellent intentions and I hope it iflm to achieve at least part of what it aims for in the way bqywara creation and communication.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. For me it has ended up connecting back to my recurrent preoccupations bbaywara, you know, life and the world and everything: It is a documentary focused on an Thf Indigenous leader and maker of didgeridoos yidaki named Djalu Gurruwiwi; I have been musing on it and want to share some of my ponderings.

Life is your right! Get up, stand up! But I quickly abandoned that notion. You are commenting using your WordPress. No message, even within a culture, is simply transmitted as a whole package, unchanged.

Thankyou for such a long, careful comment, Mairi. Keep on struggling on! Of course everything takes money, including a project like this, and is thus implicated in our economic system and its extractive basis, and there will be plane journeys with carbon emissions and whatnot, but I like the idea that something as notoriously disposable as pop music might be put to the service of memory and renewal and human connections.

What a serious post.

So I thought the clip was a bit naive, though who can blame it given a length of just over 2 minutes, and moreover it prickled for me with the crudity of fame and all those familiar uncomfortable questions about power and representation. For one, I was confronted with the fact that some of my worries about power and representation were born of what are really rather patronising and stereotypical ideas of indigenous Australians.

Unfortunately I am having problems embedding it, so please follow the link and watch or the rest of the post is going to make no sense.

However, I also started to think a bit more about the functions of story and song in different cultures, and here I felt the incongruities might start to say something rather interesting. More people might come to know his face, but getting a pop song stuck in your head or, indeed, repeatedly viewing a man being covered in paint in stop-motion animation is a rather different thing from trying to understand the worldview of someone from an indigenous culture. The clip tells us that Djalu Gurruwiwi transmits his spiritual and cultural knowledge through song.

Profound thought number one: How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look? From the outset, Djalu has always maintained that if we can make an effective film showcasing his ability to crossover and communicate the integrity of his culture in a Balanda non-indigenous environment, then it would work on different levels and help sustain his culture; for example the next generations in his own community back in Arnhem Land can watch the film and can see that there is love and respect for their culture overeseas, then they might be inspired to have greater self-esteem and pride in keeping their own culture strong and perhaps even to travel themselves and see the wider world.

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And, of course, we hear as we learn to hear, and in particular we decode stories in the light of all the stories we have heard before. It helps that the tunes they write are very catchy too.

Email required Address never made bawara. We came of age in a time of plenty but have now come through austerity and are contemplating disaster. None of my business, of course.

Stand up for your rights! Notify me of new comments via email. Redemption songs; Redemption songs; Redemption songs.

His family sell or sold yidaki through a handsome if somewhat out-of-date website. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Here, have a nice cheery Gotye clip from to lift the mood. For the nebulous group I belong to there is also often an automatic suspicion of anything that seems too political and earnest.

Do more listening, looking and making and less buying and using up.

Baywara The Film

I work in a literature department so I have more exposure than most to baywata that take the arts seriously. On the flipside the Balanda will see that Yolngu people are willing to share their culture in a collaborative way that helps mutual understanding.

But I really like your concluding comments: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Those were the kinds of fil I was mulling over after initially viewing the funding appeal, but my ideas shifted as I started to explore a bit further — I admit that this was no further than I could easily be taken by Google.

This seems to speak to a much more central place for music and a much less propositional conception of knowledge than most of us fi,m operate with in the Anglophone world.