mardi 26 juin 2007

"Misirlou" - Martin Denny

This is a gluing. What is represented is called a Tiki. A tiki is a part of the old rock'n roll culture like the pin-ups, the cars.
It's represented by the "exotica" music (by Martin Denny for exemple) which is in fact the lounge music.

For a more historical and mythological point of view, let's read Wiki : "In Māori mythology, Tiki is the first man. In traditions from the East Coast of the North Island, the first human is a woman created by Tāne, god of forests. Usually her name is Hine-ahu-one. In other legends, Tāne makes the first man Tiki, then makes a wife for him.
In some West Coast versions, Tiki himself, as a son of Rangi and Papa, creates the first human by mixing his own blood with clay, and Tāne then makes the first woman. Sometimes Tūmatauenga, the war god, creates Tiki.
In another story the first woman is Mārikoriko. Tiki marries her and their daughter is Hine-kau-ataata.
In some traditions, Tiki is the penis of Tāne.
In fact, Tiki is strongly associated with the origin of the procreative act.
In Māori usage, the word 'tiki' is also the name given to large wooden carvings in roughly human shape."

1 commentaire:

Missy a dit…

Don't forget the impact the tiki had on the Brady Bunch!