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Singing and survival : the music of Easter Island

Author: Dan Bendrups
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exemplary investigation into music and sustainability, Singing and Survival tells the story of how music helped the Rapanui people of Easter Island preserve their unique cultural heritage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018045590
(OCoLC)1055571663
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Bendrups
ISBN: 9780190297060 0190297069 9780190297053 0190297050
OCLC Number: 1090001016
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of figures --
Preface and acknowledgments: representing Rapa Nui --
Typographic conventions and style. Introduction: Rapanui music in context : Rapanui history in context --
Music and sustainability --
Perspectives on Rapanui music. 1 Singing and survival : Traditional performance contexts --
Traditional ensemble organization --
Traditional instruments --
Other performance accompaniments : Ceremonial objects --
Kai kai --
Costume and body decoration --
Traditional chants and songs --
RItual chants, lineage chants, and Patautau : Patautau --
Patautau performance --
Ancient songs and singing --
Laments --
Songs of celebration and gratitude --
Songs of insult or ridicule --
Performing Riu : Riu Tuai --
Singing, surviving. 2 Religion and renewal : The Rapa Nui mission --
Indigenizing the church : Angata the prophetess --
Weddings and related celebrations --
Disease and distance --
Missionary music and instruments --
Reverend Father Sebastian Englert --
Rapanui sacred songs --
The changing role of the church in Rapanui society. 3 Chilean culture : The Chilean annexation of Rapa Nui --
Company life in the 1920s and 1930s --
Early Latin American musical influences --
Tango Rapanui --
Connecting with Chile --
The folklorization of Rapanui music --
The fiftieth anniversary of Chilean annexation --
Consolidating Rapanui folklore --
The Rapanui Conjunto --
Tapati Rapa Nui --
Rapanui folklore in contemporary Chile --
Chile, folklore, and sustainability. 4 Polynesian pathways : The localization of Tahitian Ute : Ute performance --
The Sau Sau --
Tahitian popular music on record --
Cultural renaissance: Mata Tu'u Hotu Iti --
Contemporary Pacific festivals --
Performing the Pacific. 5 Commercial connections: Midcentury American influences --
The Rapanui singer-songwriter --
1970s rock and pop --
Film, television, and sound recording --
Matato'a --
Mito and fusión Rapa Nui --
A local recording industry --
Rapanui music in the twenty-first century --
Varua --
Topatangi --
Conclusion: Rapanui music futures. Epilogue. Glossary of Rapanui musical terms and cultural references --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Dan Bendrups.

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