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Music of Oceania - presented by Filip 'Filami' Lamasisi
´╗┐The Traditional Music Instruments of Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Mar, 2nd 2002)



This innitial and introductory programme inaugurating the worldwide broadcast of the Music of Oceania on Emap.FM - Internet Radio, eventuated from the invitation from Dr. Emil H. Lubej, who is the innitiator, founder and coordinator of this exceptional and extraordinary broadcasting possibility via Internet, to participate in this project.

With great enthusiasm I accepted and agreed, realising how worthwhile such an opportunity is inorder to make known and publicize worldwide the Music of the people of Oceania, or the Pacific region respectively. Since I myself come from Papua New Guinea andrelatively wellversed with the diverse musics of the region, I believe that it necessary to at least bring to the rest of the world someawareness about the music of Oceania.

It is therefore my goal to produce a series of programs that deal with the music of the region under the title Music of Oceania, are presented in the music examples and related background information.

To begin with I presented an introductory account of the music of Oceania, and of the geographical and cultural aspects, clarifying the main regions, ie. Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. I then commenced the series in Papua New Guinea in Melanesia, by presenting examples of the diverse music and sound instruments.

For this purpose I am Filip 'Filami' Lamasisi. At the age of 48, I come from Papua New Guinea and lived in Vienna, Austria, for 23 years, where I did some studies in ethnomusicology and anthropology. otherwise I have an academic degree, ie. a Bachelor of Agriculture from the University of Papua New Guinea.

Reference List of Music Material Sources:
1. Enga Traditional Music: - MC., 1974, Institute of PNG (IPNGS), P.O. Box 1432, Boroko, Recs. by Frederic Duvelle and Kundapen Talyaga.
2. Simbu Kukane Traditional Music: - MC., 1974 (as above), Recs. by F. Duvelle and Paul Kawage.
3. Gizra ans Bine Traditional Music:- MC., 1976, (as above), Recs. by F. Duvelle and Bilai Laba.
4. Tolai Traditional Music, - MC., 1976, (as above), Recs. by F. Duvelle and Apisai Enos.
5. Papua New Guinea: Manus and Bougainville, -MLP., 1986, Ocora RAdio, France/ IPNGS, Recs. by Charles and Fred. Duvelle.
6. Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang: - MLP., 1977, Quartz Publications, 17.Victoria Rd., London, N22 4xA England. Recs. by Ragna Johnson.
7. Les Aborigenes de Papouasie - Musiques du Sepik: - MCD. 1992, LC 8191, Sunset-France, 66 Rue de L'est, 92100 Boulogne, France. Recs. by Manuel Gomes.
8. New Ireland Traditional Music (PNG): - "unpublished", 1982, Music Archive, IPNGS. Recs. by Filip Lamasisi.

The series "The Music of Oceania", the previous weekly program of Emap.FM Internet Radio, is now occasionally broadcast.
With music from Oceania, the program hosted and presented by Filip `Filami' Lamasisi aims to sensitize the rest of the world to the diverse music cultures and variety of musical genres, from traditional to contemporary in the region. Broadcast times are on Saturdays at 16:00 UTC, repetition on Mondays at 00:00 UTC and Wednesdays at 08:00 UTC.