Weavers of Song: Polynesian Music and Dance
This book covers in its first part regional music and dance, exploring the musical traditions of twenty specific areas. In the second part McLean describes the musical instruments and the uses, performance, composition, teaching and structure of music across the entire region. He studies the impact of European music on traditional music and includes a chapter on modern music and dance. he finally examines the cultural connections and the diffusion of styles throughout the Polynesian Pacific. Weavers of Song is illustrated with 165 photographs and over 80 musical examples. it is accompanied by a CD sampler containing songs, dance-songs and instrumental music from areas studied in the book. --From publisher's description.
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The Polynesian background
Traditional Music and Dance
Uses of song and dance
Learning and instruction
Tafeauhi A dance song Recorded by Richard Moyle 1984 AMPM 842138 114
Uvea and Futuna
Karanga Greetings to visitors MO 38 Recorded by Mervyn McLean 1963 AMPM
The Impact of European Music
The coming of the Europeans
Modern music and dance
Cultural Connections and Diffusion of Styles
The spread of music and dance
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