Island leverage: Vanessa quai, vanuatu, and transnational career performance

Philip Hayward*

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Performers from non-Western locations have a number of options when attempting to access Western music markets. This case analyzes the manner in which a performer from a tiny national market, remote from the Western music industry's North Atlantic center, succeeded in deploying her heritage and location to gain a foothold in regional and international markets without the involvement of a powerful Western company and/or patron to mold and mediate her access.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-174
Number of pages13
JournalPopular Music and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


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