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Author Diettrich, Brian.
Title Music in Pacific Island cultures : experiencing music, expressing culture / Brian Diettrich, Jane Freeman Moulin, Michael Webb.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3774 .D54 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xxvii, 195 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Series Global music series
Global music series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Diversity in Pacific Island musics -- Music and colonial experiences -- Musical expressions of the sacred -- Music and global flows -- Music, performance, and representation.
Summary 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 [Publisher description]
Subject Music -- Melanesia -- History and criticism.
Music -- Micronesia -- History and criticism.
Music -- Polynesia -- History and criticism.
Related Names Moulin, Jane Freeman.
Webb, Michael Hugh.
ISBN 0199733406 (pbk. (main))
9780199733408 (pbk. (main))
9780199733415 (hardback)
0199733414 (hardback)
OCLC number 723530589