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Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand - EDUCATION RESOURCE

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Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand - EDUCATION RESOURCE

Education resource Publication year: 2011



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Home, Land and Sea – Situating Music in Aotearoa, New Zealand presents twenty different viewpoints on music in Aotearoa/New Zealand. A selection of experts examine the vast range of music production in this country and relate it to what it might say about our homeland, our diverse population, our landscape and our identities.

The collection surveys traditional and popular music created by Mäori and Pacific Islanders, distinctively Polynesian brands of reggae and hip hop, the music of migrants from such areas as Latin America, China, Japan and Greece, the electronic and instrumental music traditions made more local by Douglas Lilburn, the internationally recognised ‘Dunedin sound’ of the Flying Nun label, and the eccentric electroacoustic of ‘outsider’ musicians, revealing an ever-increasing diversity of music in New Zealand.

Home, Land and Sea is the first comprehensive academic study incorporating contemporary popular, experimental and art music practices in New Zealand. Written for a tertiary audience it will be of relevance to scholars of a variety of disciplines including music; media and communications; cultural studies; sociology; anthropology and geography.

'This collection will be the 'go-to' general book on New Zealand music for some years' New Zealand Sociology Volume 26 Issue 2 2011


320 pages


Publisher note

Pearson New Zealand

Author note

Glenda Keam and Tony Mitchell

Content note

Introduction: New Zealand music and a poetics of place Glenda Keam and Tony Mitchell

Part One: taonga puoro, Pasifikan descendants and reggae 1. Kaupapa and whakapapa in contemporary Māori music Tony Mitchell and Tama Waipara 2. Pasifika R & B Divas: gender, culture and identity in Pacific pop music Su’eina Sharon Televave and Kirsten Zemke 3. And the winner is … identity, power and change in the Pacific music awards Sara-Jane Elika 4. ‘Oh, reggae but different!’: the localisation of roots reggae in Aotearoa Jennifer Cattermole

Part Two: Music and New Zealand cultural identities 5. ‘Welcome home’: Music, rugby, and place Sally Bodkin-Allen 6. Migrant music and cultural identity Dan Bendrups and Henry Johnson 7. How Many FOBS you know ‘flow’ like this?: parody, popular music and articulations of ‘Asian’ belonging Sarina Pearson 8. New Zealand hip hop stands up Kirsten Zemke

Part Three: Place studies I: Auckland and Wellington 9. Songlines and timelines through Auckland: music in the ‘Queen City’ Tony Mitchell 10. ‘Sounds like home’: TrinityRoots and jazz-dub-reggae in Wellington Norman Meehan 11. ‘DIY or DIT!’: tales of making music in a creative capital Geoff Stahl 12. Performing identity and place in Wellington’s Cuba Street carnival Shelley Brunt

Part Four: Place studies II: Christchurch and Dunedin 13. Flat city sounds redux: a musical ‘countercartography’ of Christchurch Tony Mitchell 14. Success story: scenes from the South Island Jon Dale 15. The shifting spaces and practices of dance music DJs in Dunedin Chris Gibson and Andrew McGregor

Part Five: art music, landscapes of listening and experimental soundscapes 16. Attachments to place: locative aspects of New Zealand art music Glenda Keam 17. Centripetal, centrifugal: electroacoustic music Dugal McKinnon 18. Sonic invention: experimental sound-making Andrew Clifford in consultation with Philip Dadson 19. Lines of Flight: ‘the most perfectly autonomous sector of the field of cultural production’ Bruce Russell

Afterword Don McGlashan

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