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Hearing the FutureThe Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band$
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Denis Crowdy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824851569

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.001.0001

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The Sound of Sanguma

The Sound of Sanguma

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(p.69) Chapter 4 The Sound of Sanguma
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Hearing the Future
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Denis Crowdy

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0004

Chapter 4 then examines how they sounded and why this is important. The creation of distinctly Melanesian cultural expressions was an important thread in the thinking of Narokobi, Tjibaou, and Hau’ofa, and concerns about imitating dominant Western forms and threats of cultural grey-out were prominent. The chapter delves into Sanguma’s early musical processes towards melding older with modern, that would define an approach that continues to be developed amongst other groups, in Melanesia and Australia, today.

Keywords:   musicology, jazz rock fusion, traditional, modern

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