Book Chapter

Children, knowledge, Country: child and youth-based approaches to revitalising musical traditions in the Kimberley

Andrea Emberly, Sally Treloyn, Rona Googninda Charles, J Wafer, M Turpin

Recirculating songs: Revitalising the singing practices of Indigenous Australia | Hunter Press | Published : 2017


Children and young people are often positioned as future beneficiaries of efforts to revitalise language, song and culture. While accounts of dance-song traditions in Australia often include evidence of the participation of children, or are explicitly directed at children, rarely, if ever, has the position and role of children in these initiatives been examined. This paper turns attention to the activities, attitudes and roles of children and young people in the practice and revitalisation of the Junba dance-song tradition in the northern Kimberley.

University of Melbourne Researchers