This concluding chapter discusses the concept of the ʻakatangi māmāiāta, music of the dawn. Though nebulously defined at first, in the course of the fieldwork the author has concluded that music of the dawn appears as coda—a concluding expressive practice that sends one to sleep. Music of the dawn thus becomes a form that enables the articulation of personal sentiments of sadness and longing. In addition, it points to the contrapuntal ways Cook Islanders use music and dance. As a solitary performance, it represents one end of the spectrum of musical expression, which contrasts with the intense sociability of tāmataora dancing, singing, and togetherness. Aside from this, the chapter reminisces on some final memories of Mamia prior to her death.
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