Music in Pacific Island Cultures Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0199733406
ISBN-13: 9780199733408
Edition: 2012
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Description: The Pacific Islands- Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia-are steeped in diverse musical traditions that transcend the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. In Music in Pacific Islands Cultures, authors Brian Diettrich, Jane Freeman Moulin, and Michael Webb  More...

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.20" wide x 5.50" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Pacific Islands- Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia-are steeped in diverse musical traditions that transcend the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. In Music in Pacific Islands Cultures, authors Brian Diettrich, Jane Freeman Moulin, and Michael Webb bring to life this region of the world that has long been underrepresented in ethnomusicological studies. The authors use three themes-modern nationhood, systems of belief (i.e., Christianity and indigenous faiths), and the effects of globalism and cultural exchange-to explore how the musical experiences of the Pacific Islanders are unique to each island group, but shaped by similar influences. The book concludes with an account of the Festival of Pacific Arts-a transregional celebration held every four years-that shows how these three themes are intricately woven into the fabric of the islands' culture.Designed to be used as one of several short and inexpensive case study volumes in the Global Music Series, this volume is appropriate for introductory undergraduate courses in world music or ethnomusicology and for upper-level courses on Pacific Island/Oceanic music and/or culture. The twenty-second volume in the Series, this text is based on the authors' own extensive fieldwork and features interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, and vivid illustrations. The book also features listening activities that enable students to engage critically and actively with the text. The included 70-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the text, and supplementary material for instructors will be available on the companion web site.

Brian Diettrich (Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa) is Music Instructor at Victoria University of Wellington Jane Freeman Moulin (Ph.D., UC-Santa Barbara) is Professor of Musicology at University of Hawai'i, Honolulu Michael Webb (Ph.D., Wesleyan University) is Lecturer of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney

Foreword
Preface
Authors and Acknowledgments
Orthography and Pronunciation
CD Track List
Prologue
Diversity in Pacific Island Musics
Polynesia
Music and Words
Communities of Sound
Micronesia
Music and Dance Practices
Music as Expression and Sentiment
Music as Cultural Heritage and Identity
Melanesia
The Multiart Ceremony
Materials and Musical Instruments
Pidgin Languages and Music
Summary
Music and Colonial Experiences
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
Summary
Musical Expressions of the Sacred
Polynesia
Music in the �glise Protestante Ma'ohi
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
Music and Global Flows
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
Music, Performance, and Representation
Polynesia
Tourism and the Hotel Show
Representing Tahiti Through Festivals
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
Summary
Epilogue: Expressing Pacific-ness
Glossary
References
Resources
Index

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