Hīmene: A Hybrid Product of Intercontinental Cross-Relations
Asst. Prof. Dr. Berkant Gençkal

The article deals with the creative process and musical performance as an organic entity taken from its environment, which was brought to a new one within new circumstances. I do prefer to take this entity as an organic and living thing because it is man-made and it has always-variable outcomes. It is attached with the tradition. Tradition, nomatter how newly invented is has to deal with the interpretation of the past. It can be modified according to personal interests and perspectives. Music is just one element of it. It is based on the product itself that eventually projects definitions for the outsider rather the psychological state of participating together. The article focuses especially on Tahitian and Hawaii hīmene because of the virtual monopoly that Protestant missionaries exercised over musical practices in those particular regions whose doctrines of pedagogy were more effective than Catholics and Anglican missionaries at the end of the nineteenth century.

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