Tagaloa X Tangaroa: Pasifika Popular Music and Climate Justice

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. This talk will discuss 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 Kamakawiwo‘ole, Herbs, and Alien Weaponry.

Co-sponsored with Climate Crisis Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences.