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Music in Pacific Island Cultures


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Foreword ; Preface ; Orthography and Pronunciation ; CD Track List ; Prologue ; CHAPTER 1: DIVERSITY IN PACIFIC ISLAND MUSICS ; Polynesia ; Music as Words ; Communities of Sound ; Micronesia ; Music and Dance Practices ; Music as Expressions and Sentiment ; Music as Cultural Heritage and Identity ; Melanesia ; The Multi-Art Ceremony ; Materials and Musical Instruments ; Pidgin Languages and Music ; Summary ; CHAPTER 2: MUSIC AND COLONIAL EXPERIENCES ; Introduction ; Micronesia ; Early Colonial Appropriations ; Interfaces with Japan ; Interfaces with the United States ; Melanesia ; Ceremonial Culture as Folklore ; Time, Authority, and Militarism ; The "Singing Cowboy" and the Individual Self ; Polynesia ; Reconfiguring Celebration ; Himene Tarava ; Music for the Dance ; CHAPTER 3: MUSICAL EXPRESSIONS OF THE SACRED ; Introduction ; Polynesia ; Music in the Eglise Protestante Ma'oi ; Himene Tarava as Polynesian Hymnody ; Micronesia ; Music and Christian Worship ; Religious Music across Time ; Music and Indigenous Spiritual Practices ; Innovations in Contemporary Christian Music ; Melanesia ; Sound as Spirit Voices ; Christian Hymnody in Vanuatu ; Cargo Cults ; Summary ; CHAPTER 4: MUSIC AND GLOBAL FLOW ; Introduction ; Melanesia ; String Band ; Ailan Reggae ; Pop-"Tribal" Fusion Music ; Polynesia ; Island Songs ; Fusing Polynesian Cultures ; Haka Travels ; Micronesia ; Musical Networks across Pacific Boundaries ; Exchanging and Appropriating Dances ; Music and Migrant Communities in Hawai'i ; The Flow of Popular Music ; Summary ; CHAPTER 5: MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, AND REPRESENTATION ; Introduction ; Polynesia ; Tourism and the Hotel Show ; Festivalization and Cultural Tourism ; Melanesia ; The Cultural Festival for Community Benefit ; Melanesian Identity and the "World Music" Festival ; Melanesian Identity as "Pacific" Identity ; Micronesia ; Representations from Beyond the Pacific ; Performances for Pacific Island Others and Selves ; Epilogue ; Glossary ; References ; Resources ; Index

About the Author

Brian Diettrich is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University, in Wellington, New Zealand. Jane Freeman Moulin is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai'i Michael Webb is Lecturer in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney, Australia.

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