DONAGHY, Joseph Keola

PhD University of Otago 2011 Pages: 443

The language is the music : perceptions of authority and authenticity in Hawaiian language composition and vocal performance

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This thesis presents the results of an ethnographic inquiry into haku mele (Hawaiian language composition) and modern Hawaiian vocal performance practice. It hypothesises that there are elements and characteristics in Hawaiian language compositions and vocal performance that are valued above others by composers, performers and audiences today, and that certain individuals are viewed as authorities in Hawaiian language composition and vocal performance. ...

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