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  Amazon.com: Bosavi: Rainforest Music From Papua New Guinea: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Bosavi people of New Guinea's Southern Highlands were self-sufficient and undisturbed until the incursion of Christian missionaries in the early 1970s.
The guitar-band music has a mixture of influences, ranging from some of the traditional vocal elements of the region, the chorus unison of Christian missionary musics, and also some of the rhythmic blockiness of Western popular musics.
It is largely music that is extinct now, as it was music that accompanied ceremonies and rituals which are gone now.
www.amazon.com /Bosavi-Rainforest-Music-Papua-Guinea/dp/B000059RTY   (1141 words)

  Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (informally, Papua New Guinea or PNG) is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is occupied by the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Irian Jaya).
Papua New Guinea is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.
New Guinea is part of the humid tropics, and many Indomalayan rainforest plants spread across the narrow straits from Asia, mixing together with the old Australian and Antarctic floras.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Papua_New_Guinea   (3147 words)

 Publications & Publishers in Papua New Guinea by John Evans, UNPG
Not all of these were produced in Papua New Guinea because of the scope of coverage of the New Guinea Bibliography.
Papua New Guinea, as many other countries, places a heavy reliance on imports, generally costly, often produced by transnational corporations and seldom with the country's development needs in mind.
In Papua New Guinea existing distribution is through bookstores, news agencies and department stores mainly in the larger towns.
www.pngbuai.com /000general/publishers/papuanewguinea/pngpubs00.html   (3752 words)

 Music of Oceania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Music of Oceania is an exciting three-week intensive course (3 semester units) in the ethnomusicology of the Australasian South Pacific region.
It focus strongly on the indigenous music and dance of Australia-Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander-and extends to that of the Maori of New Zealand, traditional and contemporary music in Papua new Guinea, and gamelan music of Indonesia.
Music of Oceania is being hosted by the Wesley Institute for Ministry and* the Arts, a sister institution in the CCCU, and Azusa Pacific University has agreed to coordinate the travel from Los Angeles to Sydney.
www.huntington.edu /golearn/Opportunities/Oceania.htm   (274 words)

 New Exhibit (Pacific Asia Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Music is inseparable from dance in the country, and the Tok Pisin word for music, "singsing" includes both dance and song.
He studied the sacred music concerned with the "tambaran" spirits and taught ethnomusicology at the University of Papua New Guinea.
She will be speaking about the various cultures in Papua New Guinea ranging from those living in the Highlands to those in the Floodlands of the Sepik River.
www.pacificasiamuseum.org /calendar/rainier.htm   (597 words)

 Steven Feld: Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beginning with the present, Disc One shares the music of modern string bands, with acoustic guitar-based settings which respond to the music heard on cassettes brought into the villages by residents who occassionally go out to work for the extractive industries that are becoming more a part of the country's dynamic.
This set is a beautiful and remarkably engaging overview of a lifetime of sharing in the music of a traditional culture being gradually engaged by the global community.
With Rainforest Soundwalks: Ambiences of Bosavi, Papua New Guinea, Feld enters the forest's voice, presenting four long immersions into the multiple layers of natural sound that inspire the music of the Bosavi people.
www.earthear.com /catalog/bosavi.html   (393 words)

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So we all know that Papua New Guinea is one of the most remote places on earth, where 'undiscovered' tribes still occasionally emerge from impenetrable rainforests.
In this guise, as intrepid explorer, Thornley travelled in Papua New Guinea between August and October 1987, funded by a bursary from the Commonwealth Relations Trust.
It is New Ireland that provides tracks with the most variety on the album; following from this spiritual friction drum sound, a shark-calling song features shell rattles that gently vibrate as if rustling in the wind as the singer croons a virtual lullaby, juxtaposed with two vibrant slit-drum improvisations.
www.mustrad.org.uk /reviews/papua.htm   (899 words)

 Bosavi Rainforest - Steven Feld recordings / RootsWorld Recording Review
Music as sound, and sound as music: as these layer, animate, audition, project, give flight to feeling and sensation, they weave human sensibilities into the very fabric of the natural world that sustains life as we know it.
Bosavi music and musical perception are indeed quite distinct from our own, but the music's soulful voices are neither as alien nor as atypical of the human condition as our own cultural conceits might suggest.
For Feld, guitar band music, which emphasizes vocal harmony and focuses on salient themes of changing Bosavi life, is a contemporary embellishment of the high traditional value accorded music as poetry, an emotionally vivid medium of human expression.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/bosavi.shtml   (1732 words)

 Papuan Languages of New Guinea
The largest is the Trans-New Guinea phylum, consisting of 552 languages running mainly along the highlands of New Guinea.
The western half of the island of New Guinea is a province of Indonesia and the eastern part constitutes Papua New Guinea.
In Papua New Guinea, traditional musical instruments exhibit considerable diversity, not only in form but also in the uses to which they are put, in their social and ceremonial importance, and in the meanings that may be attributed to their sounds.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/june/papuanLanguages.html   (475 words)

 Golublog: Papua New Guinea Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I owe Papua New Guinea my livlihood as a scholar, and living in Porgera made my soul strong in a way I never could have imagined when I set off to PNG for the first time in 1998.
Last week the Deputy Prime Minister (read: Vice President) of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Allan Marat spoke at the opening of the Christian Men's Network, a new religous association "with members from leading lights in government and the judiciary" (this, and all other quotes are from the PNG Post Courier 28 August 2003).
Papua New Guineans bemoan the retreat of the state and 'corruption' at all level of government.
alex.golub.name /oldlog/archives/cat_papua_new_guinea.html   (15076 words)

 Planning your elective - Fiji
Papua New Guinea is also noted for its diving, having beautiful coral and many maritime wrecks from the second world war in shallow waters.
Remarkably, Papua New Guinea is alone in Asia in being a Christian country by constitution, and Christianity permeates every aspect of national life.
Although Papua New Guinea is economically a middle ranking country--in 1998 the gross domestic product was $900(£642)--on a variety of social indicators, including health, its performance is comparable to many developing countries.
www.studentbmj.com /back_issues/0901/life/336.html   (951 words)

 ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY | Educators' Resource Center: Bosavi
Water flow also animates much of Kaluli musical imagination, as all waterway terms are also the names for the musical intervals, the segments of song, the patterns of rhythm, and the contours of melody.
Her voice develops a pulsing pattern that densely flows with the sounds of the creek where she sits, and her songs develop different place paths, including one that sings a long succession of places connected to the creek she is singing in.
Music of Oceania, Barenreiter Musicaphon BM 30 SL 2702.
www.acousticecology.org /edu/educurrbosavi.html   (8040 words)

 Papua New Guinea Stringbands Music :: globalrhythmstore.net
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Music I use to teach my salsa students with.
music.globalrhythmstore.net /world/Papua_New_Guinea_Stringbands   (146 words)

 Layout 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For as long as can be remembered, the island of New Guinea has spawned great adventurers, great warriors, great orators, and great eccentrics.
William was the former director of the National Theater Company in Papua New Guinea.
A majorCApart of David’s career has been an involvement in the music of Papua New Guinea and West Papua and a belief that Australia and the west must engage and learn more about the intricate and proud culture and history of theCAregion.
www.telluridewatch.com /archive_news/052804/t3.htm   (604 words)

 Amazon.ca: Papua New Guinea [CD-single]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Papua New Guinea" is one of the great dance tracks of our time, a true pop hit without a trace of compromise, and a reminder to club-goers and casual listeners alike that dance music can be more than Eiffel 65.
What you must realize is that FSOL is more than Papua New Guinea; to truly understand their genius you must receive the ISDN transmission, examine Lifeforms, walk along Lifeforms:Paths 1-7, and travel unaccompanied through Dead Cities.
In those songs are aural landscapes of such beauty and sonic visions of such complete sublimity that other musics will be measured against them from then on, and either found lacking or at best: in complete harmony.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000001D7Q   (790 words)

 Papua New Guinea Stringbands Music :: mondomixmusic.com
Laisa Vulakoro, the Vude Queen, is one of the most popular singers of all time in Fiji.
An expert committee of Brazilian musicians and critics compiled a list of...
The traditional music of Northern Europe and Northern America have common...
music.mondomixmusic.com /world/Papua_New_Guinea_Stringbands   (107 words)

 Papua New Guinea Conference, September 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The role of music in traditional religion; the types of music in Christian worship in Papua New Guinea * Papua New Guinea popular music.
Ways in which traditional music has been modified to meet the new demands of regional or school shows; the effect of new contexts on solo performances or music for smaller ensembles * Traditional ownership and copyright.
The conflict between traditional ownership and the global market; unauthorised usage of traditional music recordings; what kind of copyright does PNG need While the conference themes focus on Papua New Guinea music, papers will also be accepted on these topics concerning other Pacific states.
www.sun.rhbnc.ac.uk /Music/Conferences/97-9-pap.html   (302 words)

 HYP RECORDS/Vinyl Safari: Australia & New Guinea
One is the predictable, corny British colonial fare: Scottish, English, Irish, and Welsh traditional music and all the usual imports, from country to classical.
Inscrutably odd, this timeless, "ambient" music of the outback reflects an ancient tradition that nevertheless seems ever on the move.
Everything about New Guinea (famed for cannibalism) is very weird, and the "primitive" music is no exception.
www.hipwax.com /music/aussie.html   (544 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Papua New Guinea: Translations: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They've ripped Papua New Guinea apart and used every single effect to enhance the flavour over seven new tracks.
Its clear after listening to this album that fsol are taking their music in yet another new direction (as they seemingly do with every album they release), with a more funky, instrumental sound.
However, as with classic fsol material, there is so much depth in their music (and with many layers of samples) that its impossible to tie them down with one particular style or genre.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005QITQ   (1075 words)

 Rainforest Soundwalks, reviewed by Carlos Palombini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steven Feld is Professor of Anthropology in New York University, where he lectures on the Anthropology of Sound.
The term �anthropology of sound� was coined many years ago by Feld himself, concerned with the fact �that ethnomusicologists were artificially separating the patterning of sound called �music� in the West from the full human and environmental world of sound� (Feld).
Accepting, stressing and punctuating the compositional will of the sounds he uses, Feld keeps us unsure as to whether we are listening to the forest the way it is or the way he listens to it.
cec.concordia.ca /econtact/Soundwalk/Rainforest.htm   (1336 words)

 Papua New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Guinea: The Melanesian Institute, 210 pp., illustrated, translated by Jan A. Godschalk.
Papua New Guinea [On the mythology and biology of reproduction from the Tolai (Gunantuna) of New Britain, Papua
A ritual response to climatic perturbations in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
plaza.ufl.edu /jwweaver/Bibliography/Papua.html   (9909 words)

 UH Press Journals: The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 10, no. 2 (1998)
Abstract: An important facet of popular music in Papua New Guinea is public performance at cultural shows, which provide opportunities for musicians to develop occupational skills, sell their recordings, and reach large and diverse audiences.
This article explores the 1996 Port Moresby Show in Papua New Guinea as an example of a cultural show that featured popular music but also intermittently included mayhem, violence that threatened at times to endanger musicians and members of the audience and overwhelm the music.
The description and analysis provide a case study of the multifaceted uses and functions of music in cultural shows and celebrations of society in Papua New Guinea, the perspectives of musicians on the violence that occurred at the 1996 Port Moresby Show, and the nature of the public discourse about the moral panic that resulted.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/cp/CP102.html   (744 words)

 Papua New Guinea Stringbands Music :: adinamusic.com
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Selections of exceptional artists from across the musically rich nation of...
This music might be appropriate if you're reading the paper in coffee...
music.adinamusic.com /world/Papua_New_Guinea_Stringbands   (56 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Review: Papua New Guinea Stringbands with Bob Brozman - Songs of the Volcano
It starts with an idea to record the stringbands of Papua New Guinea, which is one of the very last places on earth that acquired the guitar.
Bob Brozman has really soaked up world music in his recent past and he is a master of many guitar styles.
Beyond the 70+ minutes of music to explore, the DVD gives insight into Bob Brozman, the project itself and the lives of the native people, including their struggle with the volcano that has destroyed the city of Rabaul twice in this century.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/10/18/094522.php   (1255 words)

 Vancouver Folk Music Festival Performer Archives
WE WERE AT A MEETING discussing one seditious conspiracy or another, and someone asked whether the Festival would be interested in a group from Papua New Guinea who were going to be touring North America this summer.
Sanguma are a group of eight musicians who play music from Papua New Guinea; a country with hundreds of languages, and a wide variety of distinctive cultures.
Sanguma plays music based on the rich traditions of an ancient culture yet music that reflects the influences of contemporary popular music.
www.thefestival.bc.ca /archive/index.cfm?perID=1371   (182 words)

 International Travel News: Papua New Guinea - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For a brochure, phone 800/676-1241) leads one tour a year to Papua New Guinea in August which includes the fabulous Highlands Show.
Greg has been guiding tours to New Guinea for 22 years and has both an intimate knowledge of the country and a large acquaintanceship with the local inhabitants.
In summary, Papua New Guinea is a very rewarding experience, one that is greatly enhanced and especially enjoyable when the tour is led by Greg Stathakis.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3648/is_3_26/ai_73598988   (291 words)

 Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea - Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea Review
This time around they have gathered a musical portrait of life in Papua New Guinea rainforest area.
On the other hand, people interested in different musical cultures will revel in the completeness of this collection As always, Smithsonian has divided up the Bosavi collection into manageable chunks.
The first disc is Guitar Bands of the 1990’s and it shows their use of the Pacific guitar and ukulele.
www.musicemissions.com /display_review/1088   (276 words)

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