STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINING ABORIGINAL SONG AND DANCE IN THE MODERN WORLD: THE MOWANJUM AND FITZROY RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITIES OF WA

Grant number: LP0990650 | Funding period: 2011 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

This project makes a major contribution to the community in which it is based by developing an appropriate and efficient model for cultural maintenance and regeneration through repatriation, recording, documentation, and digital dissemination. National benefit derives from the development of a model to preserve and sustain endangered cultural knowledges associated with song and dance, and a pre-emptive strategy for the recovery of almost extinct traditions. National benefit also derives from establishing Australia at the forefront of international efforts to safeguard intangible cultural heritages, by revealing how access to recordings via digital platforms contributes to cultural maintenanc..

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