Upcoming lecture: Payi Linda Ford – New ways for old ceremonies

Payi Linda Ford will deliver the Alfred Hook Lecture at 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre Lecture Theatre, Building D17, Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road), The University of Sydney NSW 2006

The New Ways for Old Ceremonies project aims to implement Indigenous frameworks for preservation, interpretation and dissemination of recordings of ceremonial performances in the Wagait/Daly region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It focuses on a body of recordings of final mortuary ceremonies by early anthropologists and missionaries. Ceremonial performance is a socially powerful site of exchange, transmission and transformation of relationship to country, kin and identity. The project aims to extend the power of ceremony to benefit future generations of Indigenous people’s identity and Australia’s shared history.

For more details see: http://music.sydney.edu.au/events/alfred-hook-lecture-payi-linda-ford-11-5-2016

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