21 October, 2006

Pacific Arts, the Way Forward : The Case of Tongan Music Seminar

The Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance and the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture of the University of the South Pacific is hosting a seminar on "Pacific Arts, the Way Forward : The Case of Tongan Music" by Dr Okusitino Mahina, Lecturer in Pacific Political Economy & Pacific Arts, University of Auckland. The seminar will explore some of the aesthetic, pragmatic and hypnotic qualities of traditional classical Tongan music, in the broader context of aesthetics, defined as the science of beauty, with a view to reflectively develop a way forward for Pacific arts. It will be held on Wednesday, 25 October 2006, from 1pm to 2pm at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Ms Arati Sudhakar, telephone +679 3232655 or e-mail sudhakar_a@usp.ac.fj. Note from GV : For accommodation in a two bedroom rental home with Broadband Internet access in Suva, check links at the right hand side of this blog for details on amenities and photos and e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj. A 20% discount applies for all bookings up to 31 March 2007.

1 comment:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I'd like to be there.
An 'expert' in Tongan music is Adrienne Kaeppler who wrote lots of academic papers about Tongan music.
I hope there are some 'local' experts and musicologists in the South Pacific instead of foreigners (like me)second-guessing the meanings of South Pacific dance and song.
W.