Playing tricks on the 'magic men' of PNG (Sanguma)

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Abstract

The origin, growth and popularity of the Sanguma band of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are discussed. The band's aim was to preserve the cultural identity of PNG through the hybrid music form, which was later appropriated by mainstream musicians as world music.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopular music
Subtitle of host publicationcommemoration, commodification and communication : proceedings of the 2004 IASPM Australia New Zealand Conference
EditorsDenis Crowdy
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music, Australia New Zealand Branch
Pages65-74
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0975774700
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand Conference - Melbourne
Duration: 11 Jul 200416 Jul 2004

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand Conference
CityMelbourne
Period11/07/0416/07/04

Keywords

  • Popular music--Papua New Guinea
  • World music

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