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Panpipes Across the Ocean: A Production of Popular Tunes from the South Pacific Islands (review)

Panpipes Across the Ocean: A Production of Popular Tunes from the South Pacific Islands (review) 266 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) the complex interplay of regionally combining elements of their tradi- linked theoretical foci with social and tional musics with those of the West. cultural difference on the ground? Whether as an attempt to express the Finally, Stewart and Strathern make complex cultural mixtures of contem- some very suggestive links to recent porary life or as a marketing ploy to work on sensibilities in lowland South tap into the seemingly lucrative America (The Anthropology of Love world music scene, such experiments and Anger: The Aesthetics of Con- encourage new approaches to musical viviality in Native Amazonia edited expression. In the compact disc under by Joanna Overing and Alan Passes, review here, a traditional instrument 2000). The implied comparisons here —panpipes—is used to perform a may in part reflect some similarities type of popular music found through- along social dimensions such as scale, out the Pacific. local organization, and the like. But, As observed in the brief notes more signally, and especially when accompanying this recording, pan- read with and against related work pipes have quite a wide distribution elsewhere, this volume points effec- in the Pacific. They are or were found tively to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Panpipes Across the Ocean: A Production of Popular Tunes from the South Pacific Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (1) – Jan 27, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

266 the contemporary pacific • 17:1 (2005) the complex interplay of regionally combining elements of their tradi- linked theoretical foci with social and tional musics with those of the West. cultural difference on the ground? Whether as an attempt to express the Finally, Stewart and Strathern make complex cultural mixtures of contem- some very suggestive links to recent porary life or as a marketing ploy to work on sensibilities in lowland South tap into the seemingly lucrative America (The Anthropology of Love world music scene, such experiments and Anger: The Aesthetics of Con- encourage new approaches to musical viviality in Native Amazonia edited expression. In the compact disc under by Joanna Overing and Alan Passes, review here, a traditional instrument 2000). The implied comparisons here —panpipes—is used to perform a may in part reflect some similarities type of popular music found through- along social dimensions such as scale, out the Pacific. local organization, and the like. But, As observed in the brief notes more signally, and especially when accompanying this recording, pan- read with and against related work pipes have quite a wide distribution elsewhere, this volume points effec- in the Pacific. They are or were found tively to

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 27, 2005

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