Music of New Caledonia


Music of New Caledonia
Melanesian music
Maluku
New Caledonia
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The music of New Caledonia includes a folk music heritage in the Melanesian tradition.[clarification needed] The Pacific Tempo is an important music festival, held every three years in Noumea; the biennial equinox is also an important celebration. [1]

Modern popular performers include OK! Ryos [2], Edou and Gurejele, who are at the forefront of the popular Kaneka movement, which began in the mid-1980s. Kaneka fuses traditional styles with pop and world music. The most well-known modern record label on New Caledonia is Alain Lecante's Mangrove Studios, which distributes much of the Kaneka music. [3]

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