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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
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            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

            Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freedman, Harry

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            Harry Freedman uncovers the spiritual traditions that lie behind Leonard Cohen's profound and unmistakable lyrics The singer and poet Leonard Cohen was deeply learned in Judaism and Christianity, the spiritual traditions that underpinned his self-identity and the way he made sens...e of the world. In this book Harry Freedman, a leading author of cultural and religious history, explores the mystical and spiritual sources Cohen drew upon, discusses their original context and the stories and ideas behind them. Cohen's music is studded with allusions to Jewish and Christian tradition, to stories and ideas drawn from the Bible, Talmud and Kabbalah. From his 1967 classic 'Suzanne', through masterpieces like 'Hallelujah' and 'Who by Fire', to his final challenge to the divinity, 'You Want It Darker' he drew on spirituality for inspiration and as a tool to create understanding, clarity and beauty. Born into a prominent and scholarly Jewish family in Montreal, Canada, Cohen originally aspired to become a poet, before turning to song writing and eventually recording his own compositions. Later, he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, moving in 1990 to a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, California where he remained for some years. He died, with immaculate timing, on the day before Donald Trump was elected in 2016, leaving behind him a legacy that will be felt for generations to come. Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius looks deeply into the imagination of one of the greatest singers and lyricists of our time, providing a window on the landscape of his soul. Departing from traditional biographical approaches, Freedman explores song by song how Cohen reworked myths and prayers, legends and allegories. By the end the reader will be left with a powerful understanding of Cohen's story, together with a far broader insight into the mystical origins of his inimitable work.
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            ISBN 9781472987303
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

            Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75 (Hardback, Main)

            By Thompson, Richard

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            Beeswing is the autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

            ISBN 9780571348169
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69

            Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69 (Hardback)

            By Gill, Andy

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            The story behind all of Dylan's greatest songs from 1962 - 1968.

            ISBN 9781787396166
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Series Stories Behind the Songs
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            The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: A Restless Hungry Feeling: 1941-1966

            The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: A Restless Hungry Feeling: 1941-1966 (Hardback)

            By Heylin, Clinton

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            The definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures - musical revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winner, chart-topping recording artist In 2016 it was announced that Bob Dylan had sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Ok...lahoma, reportedly for $22 million.
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            ISBN 9781847925886
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Vintage
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            Joan Baez: The Last Leaf

            Joan Baez: The Last Leaf (Hardback)

            By Thomson, Elizabeth

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            A celebration of a timeless figure whose music and influence will endure long after her voice is silenced.

            ISBN 9781786750969
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Palazzo Editions Ltd
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            The Book of Sea Shanties
             

            The Book of Sea Shanties (Hardback)

            By Evans, Nathan

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            This book of shanties will take you on a journey through time. Nathan Evans presents his favourite songs to sing along to. Find out the history and meaning behind each of the shanties.

            ISBN 9781787399587
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting

            Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting (Hardback)

            By Gauthier, Mary

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            From the Grammy-nominated folk singer and songwriter, an inspiring exploration of creativity and the redemptive power of song.

            ISBN 9781250202116
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher St Martin's Press
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