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Music in Pacific Island cultures : experiencing music, expressing culture / Brian Diettrich, Jane Freeman Moulin, Michael Webb.

Diettrich, Brian. (Author). Moulin, Jane Freeman. (Added Author). Webb, Michael Hugh. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML3774 .D54 2011 37684001076928 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780199733408 (pbk. (main))
  • ISBN: 0199733406 (pbk. (main))
  • ISBN: 9780199733415 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0199733414 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780199862542
  • ISBN: 0199862540
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 195 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Diversity in Pacific Island musics -- Music and colonial experiences -- Musical expressions of the sacred -- Music and global flows -- Music, performance, and representation.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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]

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