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  • This music on this record is Old Timey Polynesian. Yes, there are love songs and hulas here, but also war chants, histories, prayer, and protest songs. The ukulele and guitar can be heard, but so too shell trumpets and the nose flute; old drums made of shark’s belly or sting ray; and hand-clapping, thigh-slapping, foot-stomping body percussion.

  • This music on this record is Old Timey Polynesian. Yes, there are love songs and hulas here, but also war chants, histories, prayer, and protest songs. The ukulele and guitar can be heard, but so too shell trumpets and the nose flute; old drums made of shark’s belly or sting ray; and hand-clapping, thigh-slapping, foot-stomping body percussion.

  • 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.