Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the music of Tahiti was dominated by festivals called heiva. Dancing was a vital part of Tahitian life then, and dances were used to celebrate, pray and mark almost every occasion of life. Examples include the men's 'ote'a dance and the couple's 'upa'upa.
Professional dance troupes called 'arioi were common, and they moved around the various islands and communities dancing highly sensually and erotically. In the early 19th century, however, colonial laws severely restricted these and other dances, which were considered immoral. Herman Melville celebrated one such dance (he called it the 'lori-lori') for its sensuality. They were replaced instead ...
Sounds like the theme tune from Spongebob Square pants. Aloha? Oe (Farewell to Thee) is a song that was written by Queen Liliuokalani (1838-1917), the last reigning queen of Hawai? i. Aloha Oe, Liliuokalani's most famous song, was inspired by a horseback trip she took in 1877 to the windward side, Instrumental, Hawaiian, Tahiti
An upbeat, yet reflective song with a Hawaiian, calypso, tropical vibe. The simple and effective instrumentation of ukelele, dulcimer, and sparse island percussion make this fun and thoughtful piece perfect for corporate commercials, indie films, vacation videos, movie, tv radio, background music. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Tahiti
One of the world’s greatest music festivals: The Tiurai, July Fete, of “Heiva i Tahiti”, a spectacular annual inter-island dance and singing competition held in the capital Pape’ete. Mixed Vocals, Hawaiian, Tahiti
Tahiti Festival of Life. Driving and pulsating native South Sea Pacific Island sounds, drums and percussion. Lively, exciting, celebrating and meaningful sounds of native Tahitians. Buildup to fast drum beats at end and native male voice yelling "Hey!". Instrumental, Hawaiian, Tahiti
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