[TimorLesteStudies] Fwd: Question about Wehali and native music of East Timor
Jennifer.Drysdale at anu.edu.au
Mon Jun 1 20:01:36 EST 2009
Can anyone please respond to Jen's request below?
Please respond to jen1 at jenshyu.com
>Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 02:48:24 -0400
>From: JEN SHYU <jen1 at jenshyu.com>
>Subject: Question about Wehali and native music of East Timor
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>To: easttimorstudies-owner at anu.edu.au
>I recently was informed that I received a grant
>which I applied for to research the native music
>of East Timor, particularly the Wehali tribe and
>also the tradition of speaking in pairs that I
>have read about. My mother was born and raised
>in East Timor, but her father came from
>Guandong, China, so she grew up speaking
>Hakka. But I am a professional
>vocalist/composer living in New York City and am
>trying to schedule my trip according to the best
>time to hear native music can you connect me
>to a scholar or native who can recommend the
>best time to go to East Timor perhaps during
>harvest time or when authentic (and
>non-touristy) festivals or ceremonies will be taking place?
>Thank you so much! I have done similar studies
>of the Taiwanese aboriginal tribes, so I have
>some experience with people not wanting to sing
>the songs of a certain festival if the timing is
>not right, so I want to be there at the best
>time. I can stay about 2 months your help is
>much appreciated!! I will be staying with my Uncle, or at least begin there.
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