OCEANIC JAZZ

What are some practical creative potentials for fusion of traditional and regional musical influences from throughout Oceania, with jazz music?  

How can this new music contribute to a post-colonial, multicultural regional identity?

There are instances of jazz fused with traditional and regional music from all over the world including the Caribbean, Latin-America, Africa, The Middle East, and India. Despite this, there are minimal examples of fusions of Oceanic music with jazz, and this project seeks to redress this.