Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand : 9781442516328

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

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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

Table of contents

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

Don McGlashan