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26 Western Samoa: Ma’ulu Ulu (Manono Island) 3:08
2 Cook Islands: Tapa Cloth Beating 0:56
3 Cook Islands: Mire (Mangaia Island 1:57
4 Cook Islands: Imenetuki (Mangaia Island 2:22
5 Tonga: Tau’a’alo (Holonga, Vava’u) 3:25
6 Tonga: Faikava Love Song (Holonga, Vava’u) 2:43
7 Tonga: Octopus Fishing (Lofanga Island) 1:48
8 Tonga: Fangufangu Nose Flute (Nuku Alofa, Tongatapu) 0:48
9 Tonga: Muli Tu Pe (Lapaha, Mua, Tongatapu) 1:44
10 Fiji: Male Fan Dance (Kumi, Verata, Tailevu, Viti Levu) 2:00
11 Fiji: Club Dance Meke Iwau (Viseisei, Vuda Ba, Viti Levu) 2:14
12 Fiji: Vakamalolo Mixed Sitting Dance (Yaroi, Savusavu, Vanua Levu) 2:18
13 Fiji: New Year Celebrations (Kumi, Viti Levu) 0:53
14 Solomon Islands: Pan Pipes Rereo Taba (Buma, West Kwara’ae, Malaita) 1:29
15 Solomon Islands: Pan Pipe Ensemble (Oibola, Langa Langa Lagoon) 1:42
16 Solomon Islands: Pan Pipes and Night Roar (Nganasuru, Kwaio, Malaita) 1:17
17 Solomon Islands: Spirit Song U’ula (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita) 2:57
18 Solomon Islands: Shell Money Making (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita) 1:28
19 Solomon Islands: Women’s Song Kukuburi Sifoa (Buma, West Kwara’ae, Malaita) 1:15
20 Gilbert Islands, Kiribati: Te Kamei (Tewai, South Tabiteuea) 1:20
21 Gilbert Islands, Kiribati: Te Kawawa (Tewai, South Tabiteuea) 1:17
22 Gilbert Islands, Kiribati: Toddy Cutting Song (Tewai, South Tabiteuea) 1:20
23 Western Samoa: Sasa (Solosolo, Upolu) 3:23
24 Western Samoa: Conche Shell Horn (Papa Sataua, Savaii) 0:50
25 Western Samoa: Tagi (Tufutafoe, Savaii) 1:08
27 Western Samoa: Imene Tarava (Papeete, Tahiti) 3:14
1 Cook Islands: Drum Dance (Vaipae, Aitutaki) 2:42

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    In 1978 and 1979, musicologist David Fanshawe made a whirlwind tour of the South Pacific with the goal of recording the folk music traditions of the region. The fruits of his extensive labor are featured here, presenting a diversity of musical settings and styles, from love songs to work chants. Here is an excerpt from the original liner note, from 1981:

    Do not expect to hear Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles and the Hula. Imagine, however, a musical odyssey through the South Pacific islands traveling with a rucksack, 200 rolls of tape, 35mm film and stereo tape recorder. Here are some wonderful examples of authentic South Seas music—unbelievably beautiful and yet an endangered species. If you travel from the Cook Islands in an anti-clockwise circle via the Solomon Islands to Tahiti and if you search hard enough this is the kind of music you might have the luck to find.

    Credits

    Originally released in 1981
    Recorded by David Fanshawe
    Edited and mastered by Michael McCarthy (E.R.A.S.E)
    Coordinator: Keith Holzman
    Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Design: Doyle Partners
    Cover Photograph: Alex Webb / Magnum Photos. 2000. Western Samoa. Children Playing.
    Additional photographs: David Fanshawe

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2003 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79723

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Explorer Series: South Pacific
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UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597972320BUN
Price: 
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497136865
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

In 1978 and 1979, musicologist David Fanshawe made a whirlwind tour of the South Pacific with the goal of recording the folk music traditions of the region. The fruits of his extensive labor are featured here, presenting a diversity of musical settings and styles, from love songs to work chants. Here is an excerpt from the original liner note, from 1981:

Do not expect to hear Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles and the Hula. Imagine, however, a musical odyssey through the South Pacific islands traveling with a rucksack, 200 rolls of tape, 35mm film and stereo tape recorder. Here are some wonderful examples of authentic South Seas music—unbelievably beautiful and yet an endangered species. If you travel from the Cook Islands in an anti-clockwise circle via the Solomon Islands to Tahiti and if you search hard enough this is the kind of music you might have the luck to find.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

In 1978 and 1979, musicologist David Fanshawe made a whirlwind tour of the South Pacific with the goal of recording the folk music traditions of the region. The fruits of his extensive labor are featured here, presenting a diversity of musical settings and styles, from love songs to work chants.

ProductionCredits: 

Originally released in 1981
Recorded by David Fanshawe
Edited and mastered by Michael McCarthy (E.R.A.S.E)
Coordinator: Keith Holzman
Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: Alex Webb / Magnum Photos. 2000. Western Samoa. Children Playing.
Additional photographs: David Fanshawe