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Te Kauhiva Tokelau : composing and choreographing cultural sustainability

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Title: Te Kauhiva Tokelau : composing and choreographing cultural sustainability
Authors: Steiner, Candice Elanna
Keywords: Tokelau
Te Vaka
Issue Date: May 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]
Abstract: The research I present in this thesis is based on participant observations and interviews that I conducted over nineteen months with Lumanaki, extending from July 2010 to January 2012. Per the teachers' requests, I have helped students compose songs, complete classroom activities, and warm-up their voices for song and dance practices. I have also made audio and video recordings of several practices and performances as well as an introductory compact disc for new students who need help catching up with other students, a project that the teachers had been wanting to complete for quite some time. Through these experiences, I learned about the school and its activities, and I formulated questions to ask the adults who dedicate their time and energy to running the school. For this thesis, I worked with Lumanaki's executive director, Betty Ickes, and one of its two artistic directors, Bonnie Patelesio. Their wisdom greatly informs this work. A significant complement to the knowledge I gained at the school was the information I accessed through Hamilton Library's comprehensive Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. There are not many publications on Tokelau, but most if not all of them that exist are housed in the library's collection because of its dedication to the dissemination of knowledge and information about the region.
Description: M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections:M.A. - Music

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