Ruth Finnegan

The Travels and

Travails of Music

The history of music, culture and radio in the small island of Fiji by a well -known anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, starts from historical 'moments/ (1937, 1978, 2009) to dispute conventional theories of cultural change and demonstrate the ways that it is not 'music' that travels but the people who use and develop it through amazingly inspired initiatives. An important contribution to the often neglected study of popular music in South Seas island cultures and the significance of radio in an island culture with implications for wider study.

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