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News January 2001

    Activities
  1. Workshop Pacific dances for children in Friesland, the Netherlands
  2. Weekend seminar Pacific dances for children in Dworp, Belgium
  3. List of educational performances at primary schools by Mundo Etnico
    Publications
  4. Rough Guide to World Music
  5. Magazin onzeWereld
  6. Book on Polynesian music and dance 
  7. The cross cultural dance mix of Te Vaka
  8. Polynesian dances for elderly people
  9. CD with music from New Zealand
  10. Music from Spain and Portugal in the PAN series
  11. Magazine Spirit of Aloha
    Sites
  12. Site for music educational innovation
    Invitations 
  13. Call on Pacific dancers and musicians
  14. Call on news providers on Pacific issues
  15. Call on Pacific dancers to contribute to a DVD production
Activities  

1. Workshop Pacific dances for children in Friesland, the Netherlands

On February 24 the organisation Keunstwurk organizes two workshops in Marssum in the province of Friesland. Between 10’00 and 13’00 o’clock there is a workshop for primary school teachers. In the afternoon, from 14.00 until 17.30 o’clock there is a workshop for adults and older children. More information: Keunstwurk, Hanneke Luit, Leeuwarden. Phone 31-58–2343434; e-mail: h.luit@keunstwurk.nl


 

2. Weekend seminar Pacific dances for children in Dworp, Belgium

The Flemish organisation Danskant organizes a weekend Pacific dances for children on October 27 and 28 in Dworp, not far from Brussels. The weekend is meant for everybody who (wants to) dance( s) with children. The programme consists of dances from the Mundo Etnico publications Fiafia and Talofa.
More information: danskant@planetinternet.be

 


3. List of educational performances at primary schools by Mundo Etnico

In which places Mundo Etnico is performing in the near future??

  • January 19 - 21: Modena, Italy
  • January 29 and 20: Lutten
  • February 12 and 13: Arnhem
  • February 19 and 20: Arnhem
  • February 26: Dwingeloo
  • February 27: Roden
  • March 12: Zutphen
  • March 19 and 20: Raalte
  • April 2 and 3: Purmerend
  • April 9 and 10: Purmerend
  • April 23 and 24: Middelburg
  • May 8: Zaandam
  • June 18 and 19: Hardenberg
  • June 25: Apeldoorn
  • July 2 and 3: Brielle
  • October 16: Giessenburg
  • November 6: Tilburg
For addresses and time schedules, call 013 – 4553691; or e-mail: info@MundoEtnico.nl.



Publications

4. Rough Guide to World Music

Two books totalling more than 1350 pages on music from all over the world have been published by The Rough Guide. In volume 2 there is an interesting article about Hawaii called “Steel and Slide Hula Ballos” by Mike Cooper, plus een article on traditional and contemporary music on other Polynesian islands written by Ad Linkels, titled “ The Real Music of Paradise”. The article on Australia is written by Marcus Breen and the chapter on Melanesia by Stephen Feld.With discographies and tips for visitors. ISBN 1-85826-636-0.

 

5. Magazine onzeWereld

In the December 2000 / January 2001 issue of the Dutch magazine “onzeWereld” the reader can find an illustrated article (in the Dutch language) on the school programmes by Mundo Etnico. The article is written by René van Peer. The magazine can be ordered from: 31-20-355.1088. ISSN 0030-3232.



6. Book on Polynesian music and dance 

Weavers of Song – Polynesian Music & Dance is the most recent publication by the New Zealand ethnomusicologist Mervyn McLean. McLean did extensive reseach on traditional Maori music when he was working at the University of Auckland. Now he has retired, he finds time to write books. The illustrated book Weavers of Song (543 pages) is accompanied by a CD. Publisher: Auckland University Press. ISBN 1 86940 212 X. His previous book was called Maori Music (ISBN 1 86940 144 1), also available from the Auckland University Press).



7. The cross cultural dance mix of Te Vaka

In November 2000 the New Zealand based band Te Vaka performed in the Netherlands during the international climate conference in Den Haag. An interview with Opetaia Foa’i, leader/composer and the three dancers of the group is published in the Dutch magazine Volksdans (volume 1, 2001). The article is illustrated by photographs made during their performance in Den Haag and during an earlier performance of the group at the Pasar Malam Besar. To order the magazine surf to www.dansweb.nl


8. Polynesian dances for elderly people

By the end of 2001 Mundo Etnico will publish Kaparima – Dancing Hands and Poetry : a CD (PAN 195) accompanied by a book with dances for the young and very old. This selection of dances will particularly be meant to be used with elderly people, including older people with a slight physical handicap, for instance those who have problems with their legs, but still would like to dance. In many Polynesian dances the feet and legs do not move at all as the hands play the most important part. The hands illustrate or decorate the sung story. And in most Polynesian islands there are dances which are to be performed in a sitting position. These dances, which are usually performed on a pandanus mat, can easily be performed seated on a chair as well. Such dances have appeared to be appropriate to older people once they get used to dancing with their hands. Information: call 31-13-4553691 or e-mail:info@MundoEtnico.nl .



9. CD with music from New Zealand

In the series Anthology of Pacific Music on the Dutch PAN label, volume 16, will be published in May, 2001 (catalogue number PAN 2094). The CD is titled “Aotearoa – Land of Hope”. This CD does not only include Maori music, but also musics of European migrants from Scotland and the Netherlands, Korean music and a lot of music of immigrants from several Polynesian islands and island groups: Pukapuka, Rarotonga, Samoa, Tokelau and Niue. Also a few interesting recordings of cross cultural music are included, for instance a Scottish bagpipers group playing a Maori melody. More information: call 31-13-4553691 or e-mail: info@MundoEtnico.nl

 

10. Music from Spain and Portugal in the PAN series

During research trips to the Pacific islands in the past we discovered that the Hawaiian ‘ukulele orginates from the Portuguese island of Madeira. For further investigations we made a trip to Madeira in 1993. The roots of the Hawaiian ‘ukulele can be heard on the CD Braguinha (PAN 2043). Before and after visiting Madeira, recordings were made on the mainland of Portugal and on our way to Portugal several Spanish regions have been visited as well. One of these is La Rioja. The CD La Gaita – Dance and festive music of La Rioja (PAN 2079) presents recordings that have been made during annual festivals in the area. In the near future new volumes with music from the Iberian Peninsula will be published with recordings made in the Basque areas in France and Spain, Galicia, Asturia and the mainland of Portugal. Information, call: 31 –13 – 4553691 or e-mail: info@MundoEtnico.nl



11. Magazine Spirit of Aloha

In volume number 4, 2000 of the Dutch magazine Spirit of Aloha published by “Stichting Hawaiianmuziek en – Cultuur Nederland” a lot of topical issues on the present Hawaiian music scene in the Netherlands can be read. On April 16, 2001 the foundation organizes its annual Hawaiian promotion day in Heerhugowaard. For more information, call Gerrit Venema in Velsen Noord: 31 - 251 – 228597.


Sites

12. Site for music educational innovation

In the new music educational site of Paul Timmermans (Belgium) one chapter is dedicated to Mundo Etnico and its programmes of development education. The article is in also published in English. Visit this site: http://www.multimania.com/musicand , Choose: “Pioneers” and then “Ad Linkels” and read the extended article with photographs and sound samples. .  

Invitations

13. Call on Pacific dancers and musicians

Mundo Etnico invites dancers and musicians who perform songs and dances from the South Pacific to contribute to a new educational project called “Passionfruit”. The final result will be a book with a CD and a DVD, meant to be used by teachers who work with children and who want to inform about the islands in the South Pacific. If you do know a simple Pacific song or dance that you would like to share with other people in this project, please contact the Mundo Etnico Foundation. We would be most happy to come and visit you. All sources will be mentioned in the final publication. Call or e-mail us: 31-13-4553691; info@MundoEtnico.nl




14. Call on news providers on Pacific issues

In case you have interesting news on all kinds of Pacific issues that you want to share with other interested people, please let us know. Send us the information (preferably including a photograph). We will publish all con commericial activities and news messages on our PacificWeb newspage. So, if you organise a workshop, or if you hear or read about a performance somewhere in our country, or want to share your travel experiences with other people, let us know. Call: 31-13–4553691, or e-mail: info@MundoEtnico.nl


15. Call on Pacific dancers to contribute to a DVD production

The Faka Polinisia ensemble (Tilburg, the Netherlands) is preparing a DVD-production including dances from all parts of Polynesia. All dances that have been part of the repertoire between 1979 and now will be recorded on digital video tape. In 2003/2004 a digital video disc (DVD) will be published. Men, women, boys and girls who want to contribute to this project and who are good dancers themselves are invited to react : info@MundoEtnico.nl Phone: 31-13 – 4553691.