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To Tatau Waka - In Search of Maori Music (1958-1979)

By: McLean, Mervyn

Price: NZ$40.00

Publisher: Auckland, Auckland University Press: (2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21389

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


192 pages. Page dimensions: 228 x 157mm. Illustrated. Includes CD in pocket at rear. "This account of an ethnomusicologist's experience conducting fieldwork offers a glimpse into the life of New Zealand's Maori people through his documentation of traditional songs. The audio recordings included span 1958 through 1979, a time when many of the culture's traditions were fading. Sensitive writing and attention to the challenges of anthropological fieldwork shed light on postcolonialism in New Zealand and its effects on Maori and Polynesian cultures and the continuance of traditional music."... View more info

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Catalogue of Museum of New Zealand Cylinder Recordings of Traditional Maori Songs 1919-c1935. Catalogue No. 4.

By: McLean, Mervyn & Jeny Curnow (eds.)

Price: NZ$94.25

Publisher: Auckland, Archive of Maori and Pacific Music, Anthropology Department, University of Auckland: (1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10409

ISBN: 0959800522

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. The covers have been laminated. Adhesive tape and stickers on spine. Internally good. ; 280, 7 pages + 6 leaves of illustrations. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 291 x 204mm. Illustrated. "Part 1 of the Catalogue lists 175 recordings made on Edison dictaphone cylinders during expeditions from the Dominion Museum, as it was then called, to Gisborne, Rotorua, the Whanganui River area and the East Coast from 1919-1923. Additionally there are nine cylinders which could not be attributed by date or place. Part 2 documents a second collection of 200 cyli... View more info