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By Kevin Dawe

From the sounds of reggae within the Caribbean to the dance membership beat of Ibiza, islands are likely to improve a distinct musical tradition. What does the song of Cuba or Trinidad let us know in regards to the islands themselves and their population? Is there anything special approximately island tune? How does island tune range from its mainland opposite numbers? what's the function of "world music," worldwide tourism, motion pictures, and trip writing in developing a fantastic photo of island existence? Drawing on a number examples from all over the world, this publication examines the tradition of island tune and provides perception into neighborhood identities.

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It was the colony of an island-based coloniser, Great Britain, and its early migrants were primarily from the island nations of Great Britain and Ireland. Arguably, ‘island-ness’ was and still is at the core of the Australian worldview. They go on to consider the island-ness of Torres Strait islander communities in Australia and the role of those islands in islander songs. The focus is upon an analysis of the songs of Getano Bann (born on the Mainland) and Ricardo Idagi Introduction • 21 (born in the Torres Strait region) as ‘songwriters in-between’ living for but off the islands ‘who celebrate from a physical but not necessarily emotional distance’.

Being the location of Balance within a Coral Atoll Community • 33 the island’s prehistoric settlement over many centuries, Taku- Island is also rich in mythological, historical and religious associations. The other islands in the atoll are very small and are visited principally for their supplies of coconut and pandanus materials. Taku- is a part-foraging, part-farming community, dependent in the first instance on the reliable availability and abundance of fish, and in a secondary sense on garden produce.

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