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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2021-2022: Music of Oceania

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2021-2022 academic year.

About This Exhibit

Oceania’s rich history of folk music, traditional chants and unique percussion compositions are highlighted in this month’s exhibit.

Resources in this exhibit feature traditional instruments by the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Polynesia.

There are also some examples of modern music from Oceania and traditional music used in modern media.  One of the most notable examples of the latter is in "Goodnight Kiwi"-- a popular sign-off for TVNZ (Television New Zealand).  Animation for this sign-off is underscored by "hine e hine" a traditional Maori lullaby.


Pictures from the Music of Oceania Exhibit