Friday, September 3, 2010

Dances and songs


One of our touristy activities when my parents were here was going just across the Vila bay to Iririki island. We got froofy drinks and watched the sunset, then got food. We coincidentally went on their Melanesian Feast night so although we didn't pay the big bucks for it, we got to watch all the entertainment, which included a string band playing and doing custom dances. Pretty cool!


Custom dance number 1! They told us the names for all these but I neglected to write them down and have since forgotten. So mom and dad, if you remember, help a daughter out! :)Here's the link: Fatuna custom dance 1

Fatuna island men play bamboo and glass bottles, along with string band instruments. Sorry for poor quality video and lighting. Or get from this link: Glass bottle song

Fatuna dancers dance 2: Fatuna dancers 2

Link:  Fatuna custom dance 3

3 comments:

HuskerFoley7 said...

I'm trying to figure out how to add you to my blogs that I follow and can't figure it out.... I'm a little slow at the whole technology thing! =)

p.s. I a part of the Senders group at the Pursuit.

Laura Thulesen said...

Hey Erin, thanks for your comment! There's 2 ways you can follow since you have a blog. 1. When you're on your Dashboard you can "Add" blogs you're following and put mine in. 2. I just added a Followers sidebar on my blog (under pics of teammates on the R side) so scroll down to that and click on the "Follow" icon. Thanks for your interest! :)
Laura

HuskerFoley7 said...

Okay, I am a "follower" now! =)