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Gamelans and paldongs, Sue Court

World Music is Where We Found it: Essays by and for Allan Thomas Wendy Pond and Paul Wolffram (eds) Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864736949   World Music is Where We Found it is not a collection of essays in

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Frame by frame, Paul Wolffram

New Zealand Film: An Illustrated History Diane Pivac (ed) with Frank Stark and Lawrence McDonald Te Papa Press, $85.00, ISBN 9781877385667   It is rare to find a non-fiction book that offers such a fascinating and comprehensive view of its

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Invaluable taonga, Paul Wolffram

Nga Moteatea: The Songs, Part 4: Collected by Apirana Ngata, translated by Hirini Moko Mead Jenifer Curnow and Jane McRae (eds)  Auckland University Press, $22.50,  ISBN 9781869403867  This is the final instalment in the series of Nga Moteatea: The Songs,

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Kino Hughes’s legacy, Paul Wolffram

Songs of a Kaumatua: Sung by Kino Hughes Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell Auckland University Press, $89.95, ISBN 1869402588 Songs of a Kaumatua was initiated by Kino Hughes, the remarkable personality at the centre of this book. Hughes was born

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Poem — Paul Wolffram

Reader   In writing, I can’t help but remember with intimate indifference the vein that runs parallel to your neck. Entering bone just below and in front of your earlobe, where it’s riven with vein purpose beneath your lower row

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