Gappy Tooth Industries - Saturday 28th November 2009

moiety

all about our gig at Gappy Tooth, The Wheatsheaf, Oxford - Saturday 28th November 2009

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Tony on stage at Gappy Tooth

Our man in the shadows
Mark P. on stage at Gappy Tooth

Deborah on stage at Gappy Tooth

Pete & Mark B. on stage at Gappy Tooth

Pete, Deborah and Mark P. on stage at Gappy Tooth

YouTube - moiety on stage at Gappy Tooth

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Here's a quote from our book of the month to give you sustenance:

"He was right. I had been reading about the moieties on the way here and had not understood a thing. Or rather, I had understood the words, but not how it worked. I had already discovered that 'moiety' was derived from 'moitie' and therefore meant half, but I still did not know what it had to do with the amazingly complex social life in the Aborignal community: what someone from one half was not allowed to do with those in the other half, or who, on the other hand, was required to do what with those in the other group, or why someone in Arhem Land belonged to the Dua moiety and his wife to the Yirritja moiety and what that meant in terms of rituals and ceremonies, or that these divisions were broken down into smaller units, dialect groups and clans, which in turn determined who was or who was not allowed to paint what and who could or could not sing which part of a song."
Lost Paradise - Cees Nooteboom (2004)