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Monika   Stern

Research Fellow
CREM (Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie)-LESC (Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative); associée au CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie
CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (France)
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I speak in the following language(s): French, Polish, Bislama, English

Monika Stern is an ethnomusicologist who has undertaken long-term fieldwork on the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu (in Melanesia) on numerous occasions since 1998. Her doctoral and post-doctoral studies focussed on traditional music, mainly in rural settings; the interactions between music and society; the role of music in ceremonial exchange; and musicological analysis. In recent years, her research has extended to music in urban situations, to music and the development of postcolonial identity, and the growing music industry in the region. She is particularly interested in the issues that arise around the propertization of music, and by music broadcasting in the island nation.
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