Title

Vanuatu women's water music and the Mwerlap diaspora: music, migration, tradition and tourism, DVD recording and booklet

Document Type

Creative work

Publication details

Dick, T & Leweton Cultural Group 2014, Vanuatu women's water music and the Mwerlap diaspora: music, migration, tradition and tourism, DVD recording and booklet, Wantok Musik Foundation and Further Arts, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

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Abstract

The performers of the Vanuatu Women’s Water Music group hail from the remote northern tropical islands of Vanuatu. They travel the world performing the Na Mag and Ne Lang dances as a prelude to the mystical water music, dressed in their traditional costumes of Gaua and Mere Lava made from flowers and leaves, coconuts and pandanus. Their performance is truly mesmerizing as they reimagine the old with contemporary expressions of Matto - bringing together traditional beats and rhythms with ukulele-led melodies and soaring vocal harmonies.

DVD 62 minutes duration.

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