Tagaloa x Tangaroa: Pasifika popular music and climate justice

Dr. Kirsten Zemke, Luka Leleiga Lim-Cowley
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Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
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Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RW

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Gallery tours / talks
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The Pacific region is one of the most severely impacted areas in the world by climate change; the countries comprising the Pacific, however, are amongst many of the lowest contributors to ecological crisis.

Join us for a discussion between Dr Kirsten Zemke and Luka Leleiga Lim-Cowley on the interconnections between Indigenous Pacific popular music and climate justice, focusing on the music of artists such as Stan Walker, Maisey Rika, Tiki Taane, Te Vaka, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Herbs, and Alien Weaponry. This music, located in drum and bass, heavy metal, Pacific fusion, Pacific reggae, and further genres, provides commentary on and insights into Indigenous Pacific environmental relationalities and praxes of climate justice.