• Tony Mitchell University of Technology Sydney



New Zealand music industry, cultural nationalism, New Zealand popular music


In his discussion article, Mitchell foregrounds some of the themes that permeate each of the papers, reinforcing their contemporary importance in the field of popular music studies.


Dix, J (1988) Stranded in Paradise: New Zealand Rock’n’Roll, 1955-1988, Wellington: Paradise Publications

–––– (2005) Stranded in Paradise: New Zealand Rock and Roll, 1955 to the Modern Era (Revised edition), Auckland: Penguin Books

Flintoff, B (2004) Taonga Puoro Singing Treasures: The Musical Instruments of the Maori, Nelson: Craig Potton Publishing

Hayward, P, Mitchell, T and Shuker, R (eds) (1994) North Meets South: Popular Music in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sydney: Perfect Beat Publications

Henderson, A (2006) ‘Dancing Between Islands: Hip Hop and the Samoan Diaspora’, in Basu, D and Lamelle, S (eds) The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Culture, London: Pluto Press

Kavka, M, Lawn, J and Paul, M (2006) Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture, Dunedin: Otago University Press

McLean, M (1996) Maori Music,Auckland: Auckland University Press

Pearson, S (2004) ‘Pasifik/NZ Frontiers-New Zealand-Samoan Hip Hop, Music Video and Diasporic Space’, Perfect Beat v6n4

Stax, M, Neill, Aand Baker, J (2006) Don’t Bring me Down … Under: The Pretty Things in New Zealand, La Mesa: Ugly Things

Zuberi, N (2001) Sounds English: Transnational Popular Music, Urbana: Illinois University Press



How to Cite

Mitchell, T. (2015). AOTEAROA SONGLINES. Perfect Beat, 8(3), 68–75.




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