Torres Strait Islander music

York, F.A. (2000) Torres Strait Islander music. In: Kleinert, S., and Neale, M., (eds.) The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 340-344.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only



[Extract] The significance of music in the Torres Strait culture is neatly summed upin Darnley Islander James Thaiday's words: 'Music is an important aspect of Torres Strait life style. Our whole identity, our culture and tradition revolve around music'. Islander identity and music have both changed in response to varying influences, possibly not more so than in the pst century, but the link between the two is as close as ever. Music remains integral to the negotiation, affirmation, and maintenance of Torres Strait Islander identity. Music and the dance which almost invariably accompanies it are so important to Torres Strait society that many behavioural conventions are suspended during performance, including strict restrictions on conduct between in-laws of the opposite sex that are normally sacrosanct.

Item ID: 14310
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-19-550649-5
Keywords: music; Torres Strait
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 04:16
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page