Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context
Published by ANU E Press
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
ISBN 9781921862205 (pbk.)
ISBN 9781921862212 (online).
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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.
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