This Thursday May 28th, Oli Wilson, a New Zealand PhD student will be giving a seminar about his research on cultural identity and the recording industry in Port Moresby. The Seminar is part of the MAPS (Melanesian And Pacific Studies) seminar series which are public lectures held at UPNG. The Seminar will be located in the ‘language lab’ room KD 241 on the 2nd floor of the Kuri Dom building at UPNG – the room will be signposted.
Even though the seminar is academically oriented, there will be an open forum to discuss general issues concerning the music industry in PNG following the seminar. Everyone who has an interest in PNG music is invited to attend.
The title and brief abstract is as follows:
“Reflections on Ethnographic Research in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea”
“This paper will reflect on my experiences conducting extensive ethnographic research on the music industry in Port Moresby while exploring theories behind urban ethnographic and multi-sited ethnographic methodology. I will discuss how research in ethnomusicology provides a valuable perspective on these theories by presenting some preliminary results from my research on cultural identity and commercial music production in Port Moresby.”
This is a continuation from Oli Wilson’s first seminar which was titled, “Does PNG have Popular Culture? Perspectives on Commercial Music in Port Moresby“. Oli Wilson is also a musician.