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            Waiata Maori Songs in History
              

            Waiata Maori Songs in History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Orbell, Margaret

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            In waiata our forebears spoke their hearts - in grief and celebration. For many hundreds of years this great oral tradition of song flourished in Aotearoa. During the second half of the nineteenth century, in time of rapid change, Maori scholars recorded for the future the words ...of thousands of waiata. Their manuscripts were preserved by Pakeha of foresight and commitment, and along with a vast body of other Maori writing they are now accessible in Libraries throughout New Zealand. Margaret Orbell has been working with these manuscripts for 25 years. She has come to occupy a special place in Maori scholarship, having brought to light and translated many ancient texts. In this new anthology she places waiata of the nineteenth century in their social and political setting, conveying the poets' responses to their people's trauma. There is a fascinating richness of detail here about traditional Maori life, with insights into the lives of ordinary people as well as into tribal relations and the interaction of Maori and Pakeha. Margaret also reveals the great skills of the composers - their use of imagery, rhythm and symbolism, and the profound knowledge they convey. Her authoritative and illuminating commentaries will make this collection hugely interesting to a wide range of readers.
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            ISBN 9780143011965
            Published NZ 23 Jan 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nga Moteatea: An Introduction/ He Kupu Arataki
              

            Nga Moteatea: An Introduction/ He Kupu Arataki (Paperback)

            Translated by Jacob, Hni; By McRae, Jane

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            Nga Moteatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki is a short, accessible introduction to Apirana Ngata's classic collection of moteatea and to the power and meaning of traditional Maori song.

            ISBN 9781869404901
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2011
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Stories from Songs: Ballads as Literary Fictions for Young Adults
             

            Stories from Songs: Ballads as Literary Fictions for Young Adults (Paperback)

            By de Vos, Gail

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            Details how real events have evolved through folk stories and legends into ballads before ultimately ending up in print format. After an introduction to the form and its place in history, this work explores various types of ballads. It covers Ballad types such as: tragic love sto...ries, murder ballads, otherworld beings, and tricks and disguises.
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            ISBN 9781591584247
            Released NZ 23 Dec 2008
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton
             

            Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hamessley, Lydia R.; Foreword by Buckingham, Steve

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            Dolly Parton's success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton's compositions like I Will Always Love You and Jolene have become American standards with a...n impact far beyond country music. Lydia R. Hamessley's expert analysis and Parton's characteristically straightforward input inform this comprehensive look at the process, influences, and themes that have shaped the superstar's songwriting artistry. Hamessley reveals how Parton's loving, hardscrabble childhood in the Smoky Mountains provided the musical language, rhythms, and memories of old-time music that resonate in so many of her songs. Hamessley further provides an understanding of how Parton combines her cultural and musical heritage with an artisan's sense of craft and design to compose eloquent, painfully honest, and gripping songs about women's lives, poverty, heartbreak, inspiration, and love. Filled with insights on hit songs and less familiar gems, Unlikely Angel covers the full arc of Dolly Parton's career and offers an unprecedented look at the creative force behind the image.
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            ISBN 9780252085420
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Women Composers
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            Great Folk Discography: Early Legends v. 1
             

            Great Folk Discography: Early Legends v. 1 (Paperback)

            By Strong, Martin C.

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            An essential purchase for all lovers of folk music, the first volume of The Great Folk Discography trilogy examines the early folk legends and pioneers.

            ISBN 9781846971419
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2011
            Publisher Birlinn General
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            Music in Motion: Diversity and Dialogue in Europe
             

            Music in Motion: Diversity and Dialogue in Europe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Clausen, Bernd; Hemetek, Ursula; Saether, Eva

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            Diverse musical cultures of migrant communities have existed in Europe for centuries. This title focuses on different musical traditions and practices. It raises questions such as how are musical traditions of migrants integrated into education and public music and can music faci...litate transcultural dialogue.
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            ISBN 9783837610741
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2009
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Great Folk Discography: v. 2: The Next Generation
             

            The Great Folk Discography: v. 2: The Next Generation (Paperback)

            By Strong, Martin C.

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            The Great Folk Discography trilogy is an essential purchase for all lovers of folk music; Volume 2 examines the new legends of folk music from the 1970s to date, taking in such diverse acts as Billy Bragg, Midlake, Fleet Foxes, Nanci Griffith and the Proclaimers.

            ISBN 9781846971778
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2011
            Publisher Birlinn General
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            Female Song Tradition and the Akan of Ghana: The Creative Process in Nnwonkoro
             

            Female Song Tradition and the Akan of Ghana: The Creative Process in Nnwonkoro (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, New edition, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

            By Ampene, Kwasi; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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            Nnwonkoro is a genre of women's song found among the Akan speaking peoples of Ghana. Based on extensive field work this book investigates the nature of composition in oral culture, together with issues such as the scope of the poetic imagination and the transformation process tha...t accompany's modernisation.
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            ISBN 9780754631477
            Released NZ 1 May 2008
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series SOAS Studies in Music
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            This Land that I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

            This Land that I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems (Hardback)

            By Shaw, John

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            Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land was originally written as a caustic rebuttal to Irving Berlin's God Bless America, yet these songs that begin in conflict actually have much in common, tapping into a deep well of American song writing and patriotism that transcends race, po...litics, and class.
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            ISBN 9781610392235
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            International Who's Who in Popular Music 2003
             

            International Who's Who in Popular Music 2003 (Hardback, 5th New edition)

            By Publications, Europa

            • RRP: $570.00
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            Containing over 5000 entries, this text presents comprehensive biographical information covering the leading names in pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country music.

            ISBN 9781857431766
            Released NZ 24 Apr 2003
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Europa International Who's Who in Popular Music
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