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News August 2001

    Activities
  1. Workshops dances from the Moluccas
  2. Presentation of Kaparima in Emmen
  3. Weekend seminar Pacific dances for children in Dworp, Belgium
  4. Weekend seminar Pacific dance in Modena, Italy
  5. Upcoming performances by Mundo Étnico at primary schools
  6. Activities Passionfruit project
    Publications
  7. Music of New Zealand: Aotearoa - Land of Hope
  8. CD and book Kaparima - Pacific sitting dances for all ages
  9. New, revised edition of the Fiafia preparatory booklet
  10. "Passievruchten" (Passionfruit) a new chapter on the Mundo Étnico website
  11. Maori music: CD Wai 100%
  12. More Maori music on or distributed by Jayrem
  13. Maori music: CD Hinepukohurangi by Whirimako Black
  14. Fiji Update
  15. Europe-Pacific Solidarity Bulletin
  16. Oceania Newsletter
  17. Matangi Tonga
  18. Pacific News from Manoa
  19. Papua New Guinea Newsletter
  20. Conchita Joenoes in Volksdans magazine
    Sites
  21. Working group Papua New Guinea
    Invitations
  22. Pacific dancers and musicians
    Pacific-news
  23. World record soccer score
Activities  
1. Workshops dances from the Moluccas

On October 13 oktober, 2001 Mundo Étnico organizes two workshops with dances from the Moluccas, conducted by Alexander Sipahelut. The first workshop starts at 10 o'clock in the morning and ends at 12 o'clock. This workshop is particularly meant for teachers at primary schools. The second workshop (from 1 until 4 p.m.) is for participants with more dance experience. A story on Alexander Sipahelut will be included in the chapter "Passievruchten" on this site (in Dutch).

 

2. Presentation of Kaparima in Emmen

On Saturday, November 10, 2001 the new educational publication Kaparima - Dancing Hands and Poetry will be presented. This publication includes a book and a CD with 20 dances which can all be performed in a seated position. The presentation will take place during the 20st anniversary of the "Vereniging MBvO-docenten Drenthe" in Emmen. During the celebration Mundo Etnico will conduct two workshops with sitting dances for elderly people originating from the South Pacific. For more information visit our cd shop and book shop .

3.Weekend seminar Pacific dances for children in Dworp, België

The Flemish organisation Danskant organizes a weekend seminar with Pacific dances for children on October 27 and 28 in Dworp, near 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  .

 

4.Weekend seminar Pacific dance in Modena, Italy

On December 1 and 2, 2001 Mundo Étnico will conduct a weekend seminar with dances from the South Pacific for the Terra di Danza organization in Modena, Italy. On Saturday children's dances will be taught from the CDs and books Fiafia and Talofa (see book and CD shop). Contact Carla Padovani for more information: e-mail: terradidanza@libero.it. .

5.Upcoming performances by Mundo Étnico at primary schools

During the season 2001 - 2002 a great number of new projects with development education through Pacific music and dance will be conducted at primary schools all over the country. Contact Mundo Étnico for for more information and dates: info@MundoEtnico.nl .

6. Activities Passionfruit project

In 2001, 2002 and 2003 Mundo Étnico will organize many different activities, such as workshops, seminars and performances, being parts of a new project called Passionfruit. During the workshops, seminars and performances new songs and dances will be presented and tested to be eventually included in a new programme with activities originating from the Pacific, meant to be used in educational activities with children.

Many dance and musical groups, individual teachers, dancers and musicians, but also people who provide information on all kinds of current issues on the Pacific, will participate. An extensive series of personal stories on the relationship between the Netherlands and the Pacific (v.v.) will be published in the chapter "Passievruchten" (Passionfruit) on this website.

Initially these stories will only be published in the Dutch language. Call or e-mail us in case you want to know more about these activities: 0031 - 13 - 4553691;info@MundoEtnico.nl.



Publications

7. Music of New Zealand: Aotearoa - Land of Hope

The new CD in the series Anthology of Pacific Music on the PAN label is called Aotearoa - Land of Hope. The catalogue number is PAN 2094. The CD includes many different kinds of music, not only Maori music but also music of different groups of immigrants to New Zealand: from the Netherlands, Scotland, Korea, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Pukapuka and Niue. All of the recordings were made live during a fieldwork trip to New Zealand by Ad and Lucia Linkels. More information: see our cd shop.

8. CD and book Kaparima - Pacific sitting dances for all ages

Kaparima is the name of a new educational publication by Mundo Étnico, consisting of a book and a CD including 20 dances from the South Pacific that can all be performed in a seated position. Thus the dances are for all ages, including elderly people who find it hard to dance in a standing position. Most of the songs are performed by Ka Wela 'Ana, but the CD also includes a number of authentic fieldrecordings.

A special surprise is the dance song Samoa Silasila played on The Twister, a Dutch street organ, with vocals in the Samoan language by Ad Linkels. The accompanying book (86 pages in Dutch) provides the dance descriptions, music, lyrics, translations and background information. More information can be found in our cd shop and book shop.



9. New, revised edition of the Fiafia preparatory booklet

The second edition of the preparatory booklet to the educational programma Fiafia by Mundo Étnico is sold out. The new, completely revised edition is now available (in Dutch). The original accompanying music cassette has been replaced by a CD.
The new title of the booklet is FIAFIA - Op 'n kokosnooteiland / Faka Polinisia (ISBN 90-72840-18-6). For more information, contact Mundo Étnico: info@MundoEtnico.nl

10. "Passievruchten" (Passionfruit) a new chapter at the Mundo Étnico website

A completely new chapter at the Mundo Étnico website is called "Passievruchten", which means Passionfruit. This chapter includes comprehensive personal stories of people who all have one thing in common: their passion for the South Pacific islands and its peoples and cultures. Initially this chapter will only be in the Dutch language, but if it proves to be successfull an English edition will eventually be added..


11. Maori music: CD Wai 100%

Maori music in its many different forms is presented by Jayrem records in New Zealand. Traditional haka and actions songs, as well as all kinds of contemporary music. A highlight is the wonderful CD Wai 100% (CDJay361) in which modern dance rhythms are combined with sampled sounds such as those of the Maori poi, the well-known soft balls attached to a string, used in poi dances. These poi produce a characteristic sound when they touch the body during the dance. Other sampled sounds include the slapping of bare parts of the body, the sound of the piupiu flax skirts and the human heartbeat. Singer is Mina Ripia, former vocalist of Moana and the Moahunters, with her unique voice. No guitars or other melody instruments are used. Instrumentalist Maaka McGregor created a weird, unusual, exciting album with Mina's vocals and the sampled sounds. All of the lyrics are in the Maori language, with explanations in English in the accompanying booklet. The songs have interesting themes, such as the song Ka Karanga Te Tinana about being free from the chains of smoking. "The song likens a smoker to a puppet on a string, controlled by the tupeka (smoke). A lot of our people die because of smoking. Maori women have the worst smoking statistics in the world. This song is about breaking free and not becoming a statistic". Contact James Moss in Wellington, New Zealand for information on local distribution of Wai 100%: Phone and fax (New Zealand) 00-64-4-5688291. E-mail: jayrem@jayrem.co.nz .


12. More Maori music on or distributed by Jayrem

Toni Huata's first album Te Maori E contains 16 original compositions in a style that is a mixture of jazz, dub, jungle, flamenco, classical, poi-sounds and traditional Maori music. The lyrics are in the Maori language.

 

The album Dance with the Wind - Te Karakia (CDBBW01) by Big Belly Woman is completely different again. This group was formed in 1996 by a group of women who have both a love of music and a commitment to change. Hineiwhakaataia for instance warns us that the continual pollution of Mother Earth, the violence of man against man, will eventually lead to destruction and to life less ness. The title song Dance with the Wind is about the spirit leaving the body in order to cope with the distress of sexual abuse and its impact on your life. Song of the Shells is a lament of the shells sung by Putatara - the mother of all shells. Their story is about the plunder, rape and contamination of the coral reefs and seabeds. Papatuanuku is about the need for global action to heal Mother Earth from the devastation of pollution.

 

The Maori Music Collection (CDJAY360) is a compilation album with different styles of Maori music: traditional haka, action songs, traditional Maori instruments such as the purerehua bull roarer and the koauau flute, but also reggae music and other rock and pop styles.

Ruia and Ranea Aperahama are twin brothers who have written, recorded and released many songs with other Maori groups. Whare Maaori (TANGD 546) is their own debut album. It includes contemporary Maori rock music with lyrics in the Maori language. All songs have been composed by Ruia en Ranea. The song texts reflect the Maori world of the authors. Different musical styles can be heard: pop, reggae, jazz, soul, a latin touch and occasionally also a few haka elements. For more information on the distrubution of the above mentioned CDs contact James Moss in Wellington, New-Zealand. Phone/fax 00-64-4-5688291. E-mail:  jayrem@jayrem.co.nz







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13. Maori music: CD Hinepukohurangi by Whirimako Black

Hinepukohurangi (= Shrouded in the Mist) is a beautiful evocative album by Whirimako Barbara Black on the new Muscle Music label in New Zealand, which is managed by Billy Karaitiana (Ngai Tahu Kahungunu). In 1991 Whirimako Black formed the female Maori band Tuahine Whakairo, but in 1993 she started a solo career. Her personal statement: "Throughout the last five years I have enjoyed composing music that has relevance for today, plus reviving and modernising traditional waiata, which stems from my early involvement with the cultural arts of the Tuhoe tribe of Aotearoa. I aspire to see the fruition of my waiata being accessed on the international market, bringing a heightened awareness to the status of Maori, and the Maori language worldwide, to fulfill the dreams of my ancestors." Many songs on the album are new and original renderings of old chants. The songs are sung in the Maori language. The catalogue number is 2001. More information: Muscle Music Production Ltd., Box 18, Mangonui, Far North. E-mail: billy.muscle@clear.net.nz .



14. Fiji Update

ECSIEP, European Centre for Pacific Issues (www.antenna.nl/ecsiep ) distributes hot news by e-mail on current issues in a number of Pacific countries. The most extensive one is the "Fiji Update", informing about backgrounds and the aftermath of a coup committed by the rebel leader and former business man, the radical nationalist George Speight in May 2000. With this coup he wanted to halt the increasing influence of the Indian immigrants in Fiji. Another news series is the "Solomon Islands Update". Both updates are in English. For more information, contact Peter van der Vlies. E-mail: ecsiep@antenna.nl.

15. Europe-Pacific Solidarity Bulletin

ECSIEP, the European Centre for Pacific Issues, publishes the Europe-Pacific Solidarity Bulletin every three months. Call or e-mail for more information and subscriptions: 00-31-30-6927827; ecsiep@antenna.nl.

16. Oceania Newsletter

The Oceania Newsletter is published twice a year by the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9104, NL 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Fax: 00-31-24-3611945. E-mail: csacps@baserv.uci.kun.nl or: csacps@maw.kun.nl . The booklet provides information on recent publications on Oceania from all over the world.

17. Matangi Tonga

Matangi Tonga - The National News Magazine is a beautiful magazine, published quarterly by Vava'u Press Ltd., P.O Box 958, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The magazine focuses on current issues in Tonga and includes a lot of nice black and white and full colour photographs. URL: www.matangitonga.to. The editor is Pesi Fonua. With a subscription to Matangi Tonga you also receive the magazine 'Eva - Your Guide to Tonga for free.

18. Pacific News from Manoa

Pacific News from Manoa is the quarterly new bulletin of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. This bulletin provides information on activities and publications of the university as well as other organizations. For more information contact the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1890 East-West Road, Moore 215, Honolulu, Hawai'I, 96822, U.S.A.

19. Papua New Guinea Newsletter

If you want to know what is going on in Papua New Guinea, then you should read the PNG-Newsletter, an English publication of the Working Group Papua New Guinea. The editor is Frits van der Werf. Address: Eekelerweg 7, 7102 ES Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Phone and fax: 00-31-0543 - 515610. E-mail: png.emtasol@introweb.nl. The Working Group Papua New Guinea was founded in 1973 by a number of people who formerly lived in Papua New Guinea as development workers.
The aims of the Working Group PNG include:
-to provide information on current developments in PNG;
-to support small-scale development projects in PNG;
-to increase contacts between PNG and the Netherlands.

20. Conchita Joenoes in Volksdans

An extensive story about Conchita Joenoes' passion for Hawai'i and Hawaiian dancing is published in the May-issue of the Dutch magazine Volksdans. The story is also included in the new chapter "Passievruchten" (Passionfruit) at this site (in Dutch). For more information on the magazine Volksdans, surf to URL http://www.dansweb.nl

Sites

21. Working Group Papua New Guinea

The site www.winterswijk.org/png provides information on Papua New-Guinea. See also the information on the PNG-Newsletter in the publications section.

Invitations

22. Pacific dancers and musicians

The call on Pacific dancers and musicians in the January 2001 issue of our news pages has been very succesful. Several dancers and musicians from all over the Netherlands have announced to be willing to contribute to the new educational programma called "Passievruchten" (Passionfruit): Conchita Joenoes and Mai'ana, Wilma Derksen and Fardouz, Alexander Sipahelut and Bunga Kenangan, Junius de Sadeleer and his Hawaiian Fantasy Dancers, Dorien Hofman of Re-united, Remco Houtman of the Keoni Hawaiians, Elske Hoen and Pieremachochel and the Papua dancegroup Sampari. The list of contributors is still growing.

If you yourself know a simple Pacific song or dance that you would like to share with other people in this project, please contact us. All sources will be mentioned in the final publication. Call or e-mail us. Phone: 00-31-13-4553691; e-mail: info@MundoEtnico.nl

Pacific-news 

23. World record soccer score

In the qualifying games to the World Championship of Soccer in 2002, Australia established a world record against their opponents from Tonga. Australia won by 22-0. According to the world soccer oganization FIFA this is the biggest score ever in a world championship match.