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Music from Western Samoa: from Conch Shell to Disco

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Music from Western Samoa: from Conch Shell to Disco

In 1982, Pacific music scholars Ad and Lucia Linkels recorded Music from Western Samoa: from Conch Shell to Disco — an album that samples the whole range of music in the island nation. Tracks include traditional signal music played on the conch shell; devotional choir music (Christianity, first brought by missionaries, has a strong presence on the island); and Western–influenced popular music, all of which show the successful blending of traditional and contemporary styles. Liner notes include track notes and discussion of Western Samoan culture, especially music and dance.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Pacific Islander Songs, Sounds, and Signals: Music of Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga"
"Paradise Found: Singing and Drumming of Western Samoa"

Track Listing

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Malufinao Falemai 0:28
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Lali Two members of Methodist Church 0:49
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Pātē Reverend Tufi Fa'apusa 0:50
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Logo 'palagi Methodist Church 0:42
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Laulau siva Matai of Solosolo, Upolu 2:23
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Vi'i O Solosolo Matai of Solosolo, Upolu 4:39
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Pese feiloaiga Group of villagers of Uafato, Fagaloa, Upolu 6:35
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Pese o le fa'aulufalega Group of singers of the Malua district, Upolu 6:07
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Pese lotu Group of singers from household of Malufinao Falemai, Lalomalava Savai'i 2:49
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O Le Vi'iga I Le Atua I Mea Aupitoaluga Catholic Church Safotu congregation 2:33
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Ave Lou Ola Ia Aoga Congregational Christian Church of Samoa choir 2:17
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Agaga paia Assembly of God members 2:18
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Ia lavalava Group of singers and dancers from Upolu villages 4:21
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Lau lupe Youth Group from Saleufi, Apia 1:19
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115
Sasa Aggie's Hotel Group 1:40
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Solo Male musicians of the Catholic Women's League 1:32
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Ua lata mai le aso fa'amasino Le Patiloa 2:46
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Velo mai lau disco Fatausi Brassband 1:20
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