Listen to Ochres: Black

  • North East Arnhem Land, Torres Strait Islands
  • Music, Songs & Language, Highlights

This track features the First Nations languages Yolŋu Matha (Yirritja Language Group) and Meriam Mir. The track includes the traditional Yolŋu songs for the 'Buffalo Dance' and 'Stick Dance'.

Charged with the energy of men's business, 'Black' explores Yolŋu men's cultural practices including the practicing of War Dances (traditional Stick Dance), fire skills and understanding the nature and movements of animals for hunting methodology.