Musical encounters: Political broadsides with Alison Booth

Dr. Alison Booth discusses aspects of the history of protest music in Aotearoa in response to the Te Uru exhibitions Campaign and The Future of Our Kids, which look at the ongoing wellbeing of the Pacific in relation to events such as the Rainbow Warrior bombing and the anti-nuclear movement. Popular music has often played an important role in creating awareness and discuss of environment and political issues, and Aotearoa is no exception.

Alison is currently an independent researcher and post graduate supervisor at AUT specialising in cultural representation, healthy aging and global communities. She recently retired from the role of  Lecturer, Researcher and Programme Leader in Event Management Programme in the Department of Tourism and Events at AUT. She is a teaching and research specialist in ethnography, festivalisation, social sustainability, cultural representation of diasporic communities, event management theory and event production practices. She is a member of the Society of Ethnomusicology, New Zealand Asian Studies Society, International Association of Popular Music and the New Zealand Indian Research Institute. 

Also, earlier in the week, don’t miss a screening of the documentary film Herbs: Songs of Freedom, at Lopdell Theatre on Wednesday 19 February, 7.30pm

Image: Screenprints from Dave Kent / Wellington Media Collective, 1985 and Debra Bustin, 1984 from the exhibition Campaign at Te Uru, 2019.

Saturday 22 February, 2pm | FREE




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