AFTER THE RECORD

The Tabaran Documentary, Papua New Guinea and InterCultural Relation

Authors

  • Philip Hayward

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v1i3.28658

Keywords:

Not Drowning, Waving (NDW)

Abstract

Tabaran, the album produced by the Australian band Not Drowning, Waving (NDW) in collaboration with musicians from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, not only had a long gestation period for a popular music album - being first envisaged in 1986, recorded in 1988, released in 1990 and promoted in 1991 -but has also provoked an extended critical response. Well received and widely covered by reviewers on first Australian release, the album was effectively re-promoted in early 1993 through the broadcast of Tabaran, an hour-long documentary directed by Mark Worth, on Australia's SBS TV and the publication of two lengthy analyses of the album published in the previous issue of this journal (vl n2). This article looks at the reception and influence of the documentary.

References

Greenwood, G. (1955) Australia -A Social and Political History, London: Angus and Robertson

Hutton, T. (1993) 'Uncertain Identities - Marketing Tabaran', Peifect Beat v 1 n2, January

Webb, M. (1993) 'Tabaran- Intercultural Exchange, Participation and Collaboration', Peifect Beat vi n2, January

Published

2015-10-02

How to Cite

Hayward, P. (2015). AFTER THE RECORD: The Tabaran Documentary, Papua New Guinea and InterCultural Relation. Perfect Beat, 1(3), 75–85. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v1i3.28658

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