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One reason I love the Islands: The music #2

March 15, 2012

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I blogged recently¬†about the importance of (and high quality of) the original music in the South Pacific Islands where I work. And I linked to a sample – a young Tongan lady who stood in her front yard and sang for me – with wonderful spontaneity and without accompaniment. Sadly, in many places around the […]

One reason I love the Islands: The music #1

March 6, 2012

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I used to be a musician many years ago. Perhaps that’s one reason why I love visiting the South Pacific Islands as much as I do – the music is amazing. Music is very important in these tribal cultures. There was no written language before the early missionaries, so music was (still is) used to […]