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Music in Pacific Island Cultures

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

First Edition

Brian Diettrich, Jane Freeman Moulin, and Michael Webb

Publication Date - November 2011

ISBN: 9780199733408

224 pages
Book with CD/DVD
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $34.95

The first brief, single-volume text to provide a thematic, succinct introduction to the music of the Pacific Islands

Description

Music in Pacific Island Cultures is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, Second Edition, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present.

The islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are steeped in diverse musical traditions that reach far beyond the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Music in Pacific Island Cultures is the first brief, single-volume text to provide a thematic, succinct introduction to the music of the Pacific Islands--a region of the world that has long been underrepresented in ethnomusicological studies.

Based on the authors' extensive fieldwork and experiences in Pacific Island cultures, the text draws on interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, vivid illustrations, and insights gained from ongoing participation in Pacific music. The authors use four themes--colonialism, belief systems, musical flows, and the re/presentation of Pacific cultures--to survey the region and draw parallels and contrasts between its various musical traditions.

Packaged with a 70-minute audio CD containing musical examples discussed in the book, Music in Pacific Island Cultures features numerous listening activities that engage students with the music. The companion website includes a comprehensive Instructor's Manual with suggested classroom activities.

Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of books in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each volume.

About the Author(s)

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.

Table of Contents

    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

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