An analytical study of lirrga, an orally composed genre of Aboriginal music from North West Australia


Grant Data
Project Title
An analytical study of lirrga, an orally composed genre of Aboriginal music from North West Australia
Principal Investigator
Professor Marett, Allan John   (Principal investigator)
Duration
15
Start Date
1995-08-01
Completion Date
1996-12-31
Amount
438000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 164/95H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1995/1996
Status
Completed
Objectives
To undertake an analytical study of lirrga (cognate terms include lirra, gunborrg and gunbalany), one of the two main genres of didjeridu-accompanied, public dance-songs from NW Australia; to locate lirrga and the other public didjeridu-accompanied genre, wangga, in the broader context of Australian Aboriginal music.