Steep Slopes: music and change in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

Gillespie, Kirsty (2010) Steep Slopes: music and change in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. ANU Press, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] This is the study of the musical practices of the Duna—a remote, rural community in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Inspired by the frequency and popularity of Western-style songs composed by the Duna people themselves, I began to research these compositions alongside the pre-contact genres that I had arrived in the region to study. Not long thereafter, I began to realise the similarities between this pre and post-contact music. This book aims to reveal those similarities, arguing for the existence of continuity in the Duna’s seemingly disparate musical practices.

Item ID: 47805
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-921666-43-8
Funders: Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian National University (ANU), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 05:32
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 60%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage @ 50%
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