Any community's music changes over time. The music's vitality ebbs and flows as other influences act upon it. Among the Alamblak people of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik Province, however, the strength of indigenous music has been declining rapidly in recent decades. Community members express regret over the loss of their music but feel helpless to bring stability back to their local traditions.1 Preservation continues to be an accepted goal of ethnomusicologists, as seen in the title of the Society for Ethnomusicologya#39;s publication. A Manual for Documentation, Fieldwork and Preservation for Ethnomusicologists. The introduction ofanbsp;...
|Author||:||Neil R. Coulter|