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Songs from Numbulwar

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Published on May 14, 2008

Numbulwar is in south-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

This video shows some of the songs and dances of the Nundhirribala, Ngalmi, Murrungun, and Nunggarr-Galuk clans.

It is interesting to see the didgeridoo player blowing from the side of his mouth rather than front-on. There is a common perception that traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo players always play front-on and never on the side. That is mostly true though there are the occasional exception. The most famous example of this preference for 'side-playing' is to be seen in one of Alice Moyle's films of Groote Eylandt music and dance.

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