Thursday, 20 December 2007

The Power of YouTube: Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style

The Power of YouTube.

Within weeks of this video going online on YouTube this group of young Aboriginal dancers had attracted international attention. The video is now up to half a million hits. It's also featured on some Greek websites.

These Yolngu men come from two communities in Arnhem Land in in Northern Australia and they call themselves the Chooky Dancers.

For more information about the Yolngu, the oldest living culture on earth, watch the film Yolngu Boy. ECU Library has the video of this 2000 film.

Read Murray McLaughlin's full report on Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style on the ABC 7.30 Report website.

The dancing is truly joyous, so I share this as my Christmas offering.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Publishing in Emerald's The Electronic Library

Lyn and I have just submitted an article for publication in the Emerald journal, The Electronic Library (TEL). If successful this will appear on an issue in Spring 2008. Fingers crossed.
It's a relief to finally email it off this week, as the gestation period has been over two months. Our editor, John Hall, helped us polish it, as we're aiming for the Emerald Literati Prize ;)
Hope to be able to TEL the goods news in 2008.