Malangan Sing Sing Dada # 159

Malangan Sing Sing Dada

14:00, Friday 14th June, Museum Auditorium

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Stephen Frost, Edward Salle
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Duration: 26 mins
  • Country of Production: Australia
  • Location: Tabar Islands, Papua New Guinea
  • Ethnic Group: Madak
  • Language: English, Pigin English (English)

During a Malangan mortuary ceremony, the people of the Tabar Islands in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea use ritual magic to communicate with the spirits of their ancestors.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

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