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Title Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands : studies in form, meaning, and sociocultural context / edited by Alan Rumsey & Don Niles.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 330 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map, music
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Contents Introducing highlands sung tales / Don Niles and Alan Rumsey -- Yuna Pikono / Kenny Yuwi Kendoli -- Music and language in Duna pikono / Kirsty Gillespie and Lila San Roque -- Parallelism in Duna pikono / Michael Sollis -- Sung tales in Hla Hli / Gabe C.J. Lomas -- An ethnomusicological discussion of B T, the chanted tales of the Huli / Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan -- Enga tindi pii: the real world and creative imagination / Philip Gibbs -- Parallelism and poetics in tindi narratives sung in the Ipili language / Terrance Borchard and Philip Gibbs -- The structure of chanted Ipili tindi / Frances Ingemann -- Skywalkers and cannibals: chanted tales among the Angal / Hans Reithofer -- Style, plot, and character in Tom Yaya Tales from Ku Waru / Alan Rumsey -- Metric melodies and the performance of sung tales in the Hagen area / Don Niles -- Bamboo knives, bows, and waterfalls: the presentation of "traditional knowledge" in Melpa kang rom, Duna pikono, and the works of Hesiod and Virgil / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required--in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art.
Subject Lyric poetry.
Ethnomusicology -- Papua New Guinea.
Folk music -- Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea -- Songs and music.
Ethnic studies.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
The arts.
MUSIC -- Ethnomusicology.
Ethnomusicology. (OCoLC)fst00916186
Folk music. (OCoLC)fst00929383
Lyric poetry. (OCoLC)fst01004373
Papua New Guinea. (OCoLC)fst01212610
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Songs and music. (OCoLC)fst01985328
Added Author Rumsey, Alan.
Niles, Don.
ANU E Press.
Other Form: Print version: Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011 9781921862205 (OCoLC)724027401
ISBN 9781921862212 (electronic bk.)
1921862211 (electronic bk.)
9781921862205 (Print version)

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