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Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context

Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context

Edited by Alan Rumsey and Don Niles

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Published by ANU E Press

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

Email: anuepress@anu.edu.au

Web: http://epress.anu.edu.au


ISBN 9781921862205 (pbk.)

ISBN 9781921862212 (online).


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Cover design and layout by ANU E Press.

Cover image: Peter Kerua (centre) performs a tom yaya kange sung tale for Thomas Noma (left) and John Onga (right) at Kailge, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, March 1997. From a Hi8 video recorded by Alan Rumsey. A segment of the video is included among the online items accompanying this volume. The tom yaya kange genre and a particularly beautiful passage of it from a performance by Kerua are discussed by Rumsey in chapter 11; aspects of Kerua’s performance style are discussed by Don Niles in chapter 12.


This edition © 2011 ANU E Press


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