Dr. Alison Booth discusses aspects of the history of protest music in Aotearoa in response to the Te Uru exhibitions Campaign and The Future of Our Kids, which look at the ongoing wellbeing of the Pacific in relation to events such as the Rainbow Warrior bombing and the anti-nuclear movement. Popular music has often played an important role in creating awareness and discuss of environment and political issues, and Aotearoa is no exception.

Alison is currently an independent researcher and post graduate supervisor at AUT specialising in cultural representation, healthy aging and global communities. She recently retired from the role of Lecturer, Researcher and Programme Leader in Event Management Programme in the Department of Tourism and Events at AUT. She is a teaching and research specialist in ethnography, festivalisation, social sustainability, cultural representation of diasporic communities, event management theory and event production practices. She is a member of the Society of Ethnomusicology, New Zealand Asian Studies Society, International Association of Popular Music and the New Zealand Indian Research Institute.

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