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St. Michael's College

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Fall 2009

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Fiji: Social Change and Ethnic Identity


The music of Fiji flows throughout the country as rich as the food and as omnipresent as the kava. Music touches all aspects of the Fijian way of life. Whether one is Indo-Fijian, Indigenous Fijian, from another pacific island, kylomo, or a kavailagi, there is no escaping music while in Fiji. This paper looks to explore the different social settings and context that music is created and then in turn listened to, and how the social setting of Fiji has shaped what music is created here. This paper also attempts to gather in a cohesive manner, what music is being produced within Fiji at this time, especially in the genre of Hip-Hop; the voice of the people.


Music | Music Practice


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