Popular music


Ples and the production of Lokal music in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

This thesis examines how indigenous Papua New Guinean notions of identity and belonging are embodied in popular music production. I hypothesise that popular music production provides a space in which notions of identity and belonging are mediated, negotiated and reconfigured. To explore this hypothesis, this...

What's Be Happen? A Bakhtinian Analysis of Aotearoa New Zealand's First Pacific Reggae Album

This thesis presents an analysis of Herbs’ record album What’s Be Happen? The album has been recognised in Aotearoa New Zealand for being at the forefront of Pacific reggae, for its ground-breaking social commentary on important issues and conflicts in New Zealand in the 1970s...