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The multicultural dimension: Thoughts on the special experience of the New Zealand seminar

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This short impression presents a personal reflection of the cultural interaction that took place during the Commission of Community Music Activity seminar in New Zealand, 1988. Through narrative prose we are introduced to a welcoming ritual that binds the seminar participants as whanau, our own family.

Keywords: Ngati Toa people; welcome; whanau

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Otago, New Zealand.

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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