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CD - TONGA: Chants from the Kingdom of Tonga
[CD 07]


includes "PACIFIC SONG"

as heard on BBC R3 The Choir, 2nd Nov. 2008

A fully illustrated journey through the Tonga Islands (recorded 1978-88).  The CD includes the most authentic ceremonial chants tau?a?alo; traditional instruments such as the nafa drum & fangu-fangu nose-flute; faikava love songs; lakalaka historical songs serenades of banjos and ukuleles. The work also features the Honorable Ve'ehala, custodian of culture and keeper of the Royal Archives until very recently. The album concludes with the premiere recording of the new choral work Pacific Song: Chants from the Kingdom of Tonga ? composed in 2007.