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Na Kkai Taku: Taku's Musical Fables (review)

Na Kkai Taku: Taku's Musical Fables (review) 200 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) including eight pages of colored Papua New Guinea—some 200 kilo- ones, and the entries are well written. meters east of Bougainville. Richard Robson clearly enjoyed the process of Moyle, director of the Archive of putting the encyclopedia together, and Mäori and Pacific Music at the the result would work well as a basic University of Auckland, undertook reference book for Cook and his fieldwork on Takü from 1994 to voyages. However, a comprehensive 2001. This book stems from a request and academic encyclopedia of Cap- made by the chief of the island who tain Cook must be more than a per- approached Moyle in 1994 and asked sonal project. Many more entries, and for “a tangible means of documenting many more perspectives, should have . . . performance traditions” (xviii), been included. An encyclopedia must aimed at the needs of those leaving anticipate a variety of different users. the island for school or employment. But the evident goal of this book is Moyle recorded a number of kkai, like any regular book on Cook’s and two research assistants from the voyages: to make the readers believe island, Natan Nake (who died during http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Na Kkai Taku: Taku's Musical Fables (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

200 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) including eight pages of colored Papua New Guinea—some 200 kilo- ones, and the entries are well written. meters east of Bougainville. Richard Robson clearly enjoyed the process of Moyle, director of the Archive of putting the encyclopedia together, and Mäori and Pacific Music at the the result would work well as a basic University of Auckland, undertook reference book for Cook and his fieldwork on Takü from 1994 to voyages. However, a comprehensive 2001. This book stems from a request and academic encyclopedia of Cap- made by the chief of the island who tain Cook must be more than a per- approached Moyle in 1994 and asked sonal project. Many more entries, and for “a tangible means of documenting many more perspectives, should have . . . performance traditions” (xviii), been included. An encyclopedia must aimed at the needs of those leaving anticipate a variety of different users. the island for school or employment. But the evident goal of this book is Moyle recorded a number of kkai, like any regular book on Cook’s and two research assistants from the voyages: to make the readers believe island, Natan Nake (who died during

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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