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Translation from Waiwai

Date Submitted: 22-May-2012
From: Kajsa Dahlberg
Subject: Translation from Waiwai
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Institution/Organization: Visual artist

Notice: Dear Readers,

I am looking for someone who can help me translate some recorded material from the Waiwai language. I have the recordings on mp3 files. I think they are from sometime in the 50's. It is for an art project researching and archive in denmark.

With hopes to find someone who can help me. All the very best,