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The USC Music Library has a small but growing collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the music of Oceania. The collection covers both indigenous and popular music. To learn more about Oceania and its music, click on the Grove link under each sub-region's bibliography.

Australasia Melanesia Polynesia Micronesia

1.Australasia:
2.Melanesia:
3.Micronesia:
4.Polynesia:
Australia
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
New Zealand
Norfolk Island
Fiji
Indonesia
New Caledonia
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Federated States of Micronesia
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
American Samoa
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Niue
Pitcairn
Samoa
Tokelau
Tonga
and more!

(Red): 1 to 3 Items - (Yellow): 4 to 6 Items - map of oceania(Green): 7 or More Items


Australasia

Dunbar-Hall, Peter. Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places: Contemporary Aboriginal Music in Australia. Sydney, Australia: UNSW Press, 2004. 
ML 3504 .D86 2004

Ellis, Catherine J. Aboriginal Music, Education for Living: Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia. St. Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1985. 
ML 3770 .E44 1985

Kiri: Maori Songs. Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa. 7243 5 56828 EMI Classics. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc 6921
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Maori Songs of New Zealand. FE 4433, F-4433 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 6410

Mitcalfe, Barry. Maori Poetry: The Singing Word. Wellington: Price Milburn for Victoria University Press, 1974.
ML 3770 .M6

Music of the World's Peoples, Volume Two. FE 4505, F-4505 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1990's.
Compact Disc 4728

Rainbow Sounds. Performed by Tapiolan yhteiskoulun kuoro. ODE 884-2 Ondine. CD. 1996. 
Compact Disc 4718

The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music. RGNET 1026. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc 5678

Schneider, Marius. Non-European Folklore and Art Music. Translated by A.C. Howie. Cologne, Germany: A. Volk Verlag, 1972. 
M2 .M94512 no. 44

Songs of Aboriginal Australia and Torres Strait. F 4102 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. [n.d.] 
Compact Disc 6408
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Songs of the Western Australian Desert Aborigines. AHM 4210, F-4210 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 6409

Strehlow, Theodore G. H. Songs of Central Australia. Sydney, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1971. 
ML 3770 .S84

Toti dal Monte. LV 184, LV 246 Lebendige Vergangenheit. LP. 1970's. 
LP 10053, volumes 1 and 2

Read about the music of Australia and New Zealand at Grove Music Online.
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Melanesia

Bosavi. SFW CD 40487 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 5746, Discs 1-3 plus text
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Music of the World's Peoples, Volume Five. FE 4508, F-4508 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 4632

Polynesian Dances of Bellona (Mungiki), Solomon Islands. FE 4274 Ethnic Folkways Library. LP. 1978. 
LP 6049

Voyager: Memories of Fiji. CFG 140155 Allegro. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 5757
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Tahiti's South Seas Spectacular Don Over Records. LP. 1970's.
LP 12704

Read about the music of Melanesia at Grove Music Online.
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Micronesia

Spirit of Micronesia. CD-SDL 414 Saydisc. CD. 1995. 
Compact Disc 9740

Read about the music of Micronesia at Grove Music Online.
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Polynesia

Music of the World's Peoples, Volume Four. FE 4507, F-4507 Folkways Records. CD. 1990's. 
Compact Disc 4730 
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Tahiti's South Seas Spectacular Don Over Records. LP. 1970's.
LP 12704

Read about the music of Polynesia at Grove Music Online.
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