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The Resource Songs from the second float : a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Richard Moyle

Songs from the second float : a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Richard Moyle

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Songs from the second float : a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea
Title
Songs from the second float
Title remainder
a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea
Statement of responsibility
Richard Moyle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book, based on fieldwork spanning a decade, gives a comprehensive analysis of the musical life of a unique Polynesian community whose geographical isolation, together with a local ban on missionaries and churches, combine to allow its 600 members to maintain a level of traditional cultural practices unique to the region. Takü is arguably the only location where traditional Polynesian religion continues to be practiced. This book explores the many ways in which spirit activities impact on both domestic and ritual life, how group singing and dancing give audible and visible expression to a variety of religious beliefs, and how spirit mediums relay songs and dances from the recent dead. Takü's community is well able to articulate the significance of their own strong performance tradition, and this book allows expert singers and dancers to speak passionately for themselves on subjects they understand intimately. Musical ethnographies from the Pacific are rare. Like Moyle's earlier landmark volumes on Samoan and Tongan music, and also his trilogy on Australian Aboriginal music, this work will be of immense value to Pacific studies and will assume a place among the recognized staples of ethnomusicological research
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Moyle, Richard M
Dewey number
781.62/9946
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3917.P37
LC item number
M69 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pacific islands monograph series
Series volume
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Tauu Islands (Papua New Guinea)
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Manners and customs
  • Music
  • Papua New Guinea
Label
Songs from the second float : a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Richard Moyle
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geography and history -- Takū society as the locus for musicking -- Religious contexts of music -- Processes of Takū music -- The nature of Takū song -- The nature of Takū dance
Control code
257448116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vf0x
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257448116
Label
Songs from the second float : a musical ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Richard Moyle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geography and history -- Takū society as the locus for musicking -- Religious contexts of music -- Processes of Takū music -- The nature of Takū song -- The nature of Takū dance
Control code
257448116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vf0x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257448116

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