The traditional songs of minority Austronesian and Papuan language groups in the western half of the island of New Guinea often feature archaic lyrics and tunes contemporary people struggle to understand and pass on. Audio and video recordings of these songs can help preserve their precious legacy, but until they are properly transcribed into musical notation, there is little hope of teaching them to future generations of modern singers. Dr. Helena López Palma of the University of A Coruña, Spain, proposes to undertake a documentation of these linguistic and musical treasures. This song, "Siobabo", recounts the discovery of two small islands in Cenderwasih Bay, off the north coast of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The language is Serewen (Pom), a threatened Austronesian language spoken by only 2,000 people. The singer is Obaja Tarami.

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