OLAC Record

Title:Interview with Willie Seeto and Desmond Woo, Rabaul
Access Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Bibliographic Citation:Michael Webb (collector), Steven Gagau (data_inputter), Michael Webb (interviewer), Willie Seeto (speaker), Desmond Woo (speaker), 1993. Interview with Willie Seeto and Desmond Woo, Rabaul. MPEG/X-WAV. MW6-046 at catalog.paradisec.org.au. https://dx.doi.org/10.26278/WX3R-W993
Contributor (compiler):Michael Webb
Contributor (data_inputter):Steven Gagau
Contributor (interviewer):Michael Webb
Contributor (speaker):Willie Seeto
Desmond Woo
Coverage (Box):northlimit=-4.18194; southlimit=-4.25077; westlimit=152.157; eastlimit=152.193
Coverage (ISO3166):PG
Date (W3CDTF):1993-06-21
Date Created (W3CDTF):1993-06-21
Description:Tape# 1: Musical experiences of early bands of Rabaul Side A&B: Willie Seeto was born in 1942 with mixed parentage of Chinese and Tolai. He attended Rabaul High School and learnt music by listening to records and playing electric guitar mostly bought in Australia on trips. Willie was one of the pioneering musician with with band Tremors, being "guria" or earthquakes from the volcanoes near Rabaul. The band played mostly country western learnt from records and Radio Rabaul broadcast music. Willie become involved with other bands like Winterwood started by Greg Seeto who owned Soundstream and Pacific Gold Studios. Famous musicians John Wong, Frank Lou, Desmond Woo were mentored by Willie. Pre-independence 1975 music scene and social life in Rabaul was vibrant with festivals and celebrations in the mixed and multural community of Rabaul town. He played his guitar on a few popular country western songs during the interview. Willie was also encouraged to see the music taken up by Tolai's in the 1970s' and were fast learners who got their inspiration to contemporary music from the multi-racial community in Rabaul when they come into see band performances and festivals. Later they formed bands and played into the 1980s' and 1990s. One example was Tolai musician later become a vocal singer for Barike, Matalau Nakikus who did his recording on composed some "Wan Kantri" as feature on the UNESCO celebrations in Rabaul. Desmond Woo was born in 1960 and educated in Queensland, Australia. At the age of 12 he was already playing in the Tremors band as a drummer and was in school bands during boarding school. When he returned he was in the Cats Squirral band with other multi-racial people living in Rabaul. With his connections with Willie, Greg Seeto and other musicians he continued with his music mainly in clubs and functions in Rabaul. (Steven Gagau, August 2019). Language as given:
Format:Digitised: yes Media: Sony UX Cassette Tape Audio Notes: Tape Machine: Tascam 122MK3 Soundcard: RME HDSPe AIO A/D Converter: RME AD1-2 Pro FS File: 24bit, 96kHz, stereo Length: Side A 00:32:12 Side B: 00:26:41 Quality: Good quality, speech is clear. Some background hum due to possible air conditioner, fan or environmental noise.
Identifier (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/MW6/046
Tok Pisin
Language (ISO639):eng
Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Subject:English language
Subject (ISO639):eng
Subject (OLAC):language_documentation
Table Of Contents (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/MW6/046/MW6-046-B.mp3
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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Citation: Michael Webb (compiler); Steven Gagau (data_inputter); Michael Webb (interviewer); Willie Seeto (speaker); Desmond Woo (speaker). 1993. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC).
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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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