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Lian Husi Klamar: Musika Tradisional Husi Timor-Leste (Sounds of the Soul: The Traditional Music of East Timor)

Roslyn Dunlop
Books, Ethnomusicology
Sydney: Tekee Media, 2012, 160pp, with CD and DVD (
ISBN: 978-0-646-58183-5
Reviewed by , April 1st, 2014

Literature on and research into the music and dance of East Timor are rare; public consciousness of this newly independent nation, if there is any, centres around its colonial history and the atrocities committed against it during and after its fight for independence from the Republic of Indonesia. For Australians, the 1975 murder by Indonesian… continue reading »

Steady, Steady by Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan and Karl Neuenfeldt

Steady, Steady

Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan and Karl Neuenfeldt
Biography, Books, Ethnomusicology
Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2013. 170pp.Includes CD, Seaman Dan, Still on Deck : Personal Favourites, 2013, Steady, Steady Music
ISBN 9781922059208
Reviewed by , March 2nd, 2014

Canadian-Australian academic Karl Neuenfeldt first met Torres Strait Islander singer Seaman Dan in 1999, the year Dan turned 70. Neuenfeldt, then a researcher at Central Queensland University, was on Thursday Island at the local radio station, 4MW (Meriba Wakai), conducting interviews with Torres Strait Island musicians. He asked Dan to sing a few songs, and… continue reading »

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