- List of Oceanic and Australian folk music traditions
Lists of folk music traditions Sub-Saharan Africa Asia Caribbean Central America Europe Middle East & North Africa North America Oceania and Australia South America
This is a list of folk music traditions, with styles, dances, instruments and other related topics. The term folk music can not be easily defined in a precise manner; it is used with widely-varying definitions depending on the author, intended audience and context within a work. Similarly, the term traditions in this context does not connote any strictly-defined criteria. Music scholars, journalists, audiences, record industry individuals, politicians, nationalists and demagogues may often have occasion to address which fields of folk music are distinct traditions based along racial, geographic, linguistic, religious, tribal or ethnic lines, and all such peoples will likely use different criteria to decide what constitutes a "folk music tradition". This list uses the same general categories used by mainstream, primarily English-language, scholarly sources, as determined by relevant statements of fact and the internal structure of works.
These traditions may coincide entirely, partially or not at all with geographic, political, linguistic or cultural boundaries. Very few, if any, music scholars would claim that there are any folk music traditions that can be considered specific to a distinct group of people and with characteristics undiluted by contact with the music of other peoples; thus, the folk music traditions described herein overlap in varying degrees with each other.
Oceania and Australia
An indigenous Australian instrument, the didgeridoo
Country Elements Dance Instrumentation Other topics White Australian bush ballads Indigenous Australian Wangga dance didgeridoo songline Cook Islander imene metua - imene tuki koauau - paatere - purerehua Easter Islander kauaha - upaupa Fiji meke i wau - meke iri - meke wesi - seasea - vakamalolo derua - slit drum Hawaiian hula - kepakepa - mele - oli hula ipu - pahu - puniu - rattle Maori haka - poi Marquesas Islander haka puaka Marshall Islander Jebua Papua New Guinea string band garamut - kundu - rattle - susap haus tambaran - sing-sing Samoan hiva usu fa'ataupati - ma'ulu'ulu - sasa[disambiguation needed ] - siva Samoa lali - logo - nafa[disambiguation needed ] - pandanus - pate ali'i - fiafia - tulafale Solomon Islander panpipe Tahiti himene tarava 'aparima - 'ote'a slit drum Tongan action-song - hiva kakala - kava papalangi lakalaka - me'etu'upaki - 'otuhaka - ula conch - lali - nose-flute - nafa[disambiguation needed ] faikava - fiafia - hulohula Tuvalu fatele
- ^ Breen, Marcus, "The Original Songlines" in the Rough Guide to World Music, pp. 8 - 19
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j Linkels, Ad, "The Real Music of Paradise", in the Rough Guide to World Music, pp. 218 - 229
- ^ Manuel, Popular Musics, pp. 237 - 239
- ^ Cooper, Mike, "Steel and Slide Hula Baloos", in the Rough Guide to World Music, pp. 56 - 62
- ^ Lornell, pp. 79 - 80
- ^ World Music Central
- ^ Manuel, Popular Musics, p. 242
- ^ a b Feld, Stephen, "Bamboo Boogie-Woogie", in the Rough Guide to World Music, pp. 183 - 188
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- Manuel, Peter (1988). Popular Musics of the Non-Western World. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195053427.
- Philip V. Bohlman; Bruno Nettl, Charles Capwell, Thomas Turino and Isabel K. F. Wong (1997). Excursions in World Music (Second edition ed.). Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-230632-8.
- Fujie, Linda, James T. Koetting, David P. McAllester, David B. Reck, John M. Schechter, Mark Slobin and R. Anderson Sutton (1992). Jeff Todd Titon (Ed.). ed. Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples (Second Edition ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. ISBN 0-02-872602-2.
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