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South Pacific Music
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- South Pacific Music Ltd is an online portal for South Pacific Musicians and South Pacific Music Lovers. Our goal is to keep the diasporic community of the Pacific Islands informed on the latest news of the growing music industry in the South Pacific Region
Our main Website is currently under construction, but we hope to gather enough information on bebo and other social networking sites to help us in creating a better music website. When SPM launches,apart from getting your up to date news and coconut wireless on your favorite artists, you will be able to download all your favorite songs. And if you are an artist yourself you can make you own profile and sell your music on SPM.
Launch date of SouthPacificMusic.com is soon to be announced.
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Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, April 16, 2008. The Tonga Red Cross Society and Miss Neti Taumoepeau (otherwise known in the music realm as 676) are happy to announce their joint venture in the production of her upcoming Tongan album which will be sold for the beneficiary of the Tonga Red Cross Society. 676 has agreed to a production of 500 limited edition CDs which will be sold to the general public with all proceeds to be donated to the Tonga Red Cross Society.
The Tonga Red Cross Society is hereby requesting the assistance of the people of Tonga and all Tongan communities worldwide to participate in this effort as a way to acknowledge and support the services of the Tonga Red Cross Society and promote local Tongan music artists. We encourage you to show your support by purchasing a copy of 676’s Tongan album. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
Please feel free to contact the undersigned for any further information
TONGA RED CROSS SOCIETY
676’s TONGAN ALBUM featuring the Kolokakala Band will be available for online purchase on May 12, 2008. Check back on www.planet-tonga.com for more details!!!
BUY A CD and SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!!
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Black Rose Fiji
Boi Akih Maluku Traditional ,Jazz ,Contemporary
Danny Costello Fiji
Dianne Pole'o Tonga
DJ Geronimo Refualu Maluku Breakbeat ,Jungle ,Garage etc.
DJ Lady Bee Maluku Club ,Funk ,Contemporary
DJ Manga Maluku Funk ,Disco ,HipHop
Estate Maluku Latin,Jazz
Fiji Fiji Hawaii Reggae, Hip-hop, R&B
Foco Maluku Traditional ,Contemporary
Hausboi Papua New Guinea Islander
Karuna Gopalan Fiji
Laisa Vulakoro Fiji Wainadoi, Fiji Vude (contemporary Fiji Dance Music) Jazz/Blues
Memehusa Papua new Guinea Islander
Memrox Maluku Jazz,Rock,Fusion
Michelle Rounds Fiji Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Reggae, World Music
Moar Maluku Traditional
Naio Vanuatu Heavy Reggae
Noqu Lewa Fiji
O-Shen Papua New Guinea Hawaii Reggae
Papa Yanni Solomon Islands Contemporary music
Pati Potts Doi Papua New Guinea Islander
Seru Serevi Fiji
Silent Edge Maluku Rock ,Metal
Soul Harmony Papua New Guinea RnB Gospel
Stevie J Fiji New Zealand Pacific Reggae, World Music, Jazz, Contemporary
The Freelancers Fiji
Tifa Moriale Maluku Traditional
Vanessa Quai Vanuatu Gospel/Inspirational
Waktu Tuhan Maluku Gospel ,Traditional
Jesse Bais Guam Island Music
John R. Borja Guam Temecula, California USA Island Style
Ruby Aquiningoc Santos Guam Gallery Island Style Music
1st Issue Guam Island Reggae/Cultural
3rd World Guam
859z Chuuk Kentucky Reggae/Chuukese
Aki Chuuk Hawaii Trance/Freestyle/Dance
Alfonsa aka Dawn Palau Island Reggae
Arnold Kaipat Guam Island Reggae
bayside boys polowat texas rap,rock,reggae,n island
Ben Lamlam Guam Chamoru
Blackroses Chuuk Chuukese Reggae
Blue Horizon Guam Island Reggae
Brandon Babao Cruz Guåhan(Guam) Guåhan(Guam) Island/Chamoru
Candy Man Guam Island Music
Castro Boyz Guam Island Reggae/Cultural
Chris Kaipat Sa'ipan, Northern Mariana Islands Island Reggae/Cultural
Chuukiloz Chuuk Hilo
Cultural Disorder Guam, Tonga, Samoa, Phillipeans Everything
D-AL Palau Island Reggae
Dan Pokaigue Guam Chamoru Music
Date St. Boyz Various Micronesian Hawaii Reggae
Dean Ray Kenata Guam English/Island Music
DeSha Guam Island Music
Fade128 Featuring Walter Manglona Saipan Island Reggae/Cultural
Familian Pokaigue Guam Island Music
Flora Baza Quan Guam Island Music
FSM Styles Chon Fan,Chuuk Cleveland,Ohio Chuukese,Reggae
Gary Suka Chuuk, FSM California reggae/christian
Guma' Palu Li'e' Guahan(Guam) Traditional/Cultural
island kokonutz chuuk reggae
Island Trybe Saipan Hip-Hop/Chamorro
Jemai Chuuk Island Reggae
Jesse and Ruby Guam Worldwide Website Island Style Music
John Palau Guam/Palau Island Music
Johnny B Palau Oldies
Kayo Bedasto Palau Island Reggae
Kesol Palau Reggae
Like Like Boyz Guam Island Music
Mountain Boyz Chuuk 930 reggae, chuukese
Mr.D chuuk saipan reggae
Ozeky Chuuk Seattle Reggae/Chuukese
Pa'a Taotao Tano Guam Traditional Chants & Dance
Pat Martinez Chuuk chuukese reggae
ReChuuk (R.I.P) Chuuk Island Reggae/Traditional
Relinda Kansou Chuuk Reggae/Chuukese/Christian
S.k. Chuuk Idaho Reggae/Chuukese/
Sekenan Chuuk Island Reggae
Soke Malua'fiti Guam/Samoa Island Music
Sunset Boyz Chuuk reggae
Ti Napu Sa'ipan Reggae/Island Music
tmc boyz chuuk guam male
Toni Ketagua Guam Island Musi
Hip hop is originally an African American cultural movement, composed of four parts: rapping, DJing, graffiti art and breakdancing. The first element of hip hop to reach New Zealand was breakdancing, which gained notoriety after the release of the 1979 gangster movie The Warriors. The first hip hop hit single, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang became a hit in New Zealand when it was released there, in 1980, a year after it was released in the United States. By the middle of the 1980s, breakdancing and graffiti art were established in urban areas like Wellington and Christchurch. By the Early 1990s Hip Hop became apart of mainstream New Zealand culture.0 Replies 294 weeks
Many of New Zealand's biggest hip hop stars are Māori or Pacific Islander. These include Dalvanius Prime, whose "Poi E" was the first New Zealand hip hop hit, Dean Hapeta, and Upper Hutt Posse, whose 1988 E Tu was the first album of pure hip hop. Primative Morbid a more underground yet powerful group with many hits . Some rappers, such as the members of Upper Hutt Posse, became known for politicized lyrics in support of tino rangatiratanga (Maori sovereignty). Despite the style's burgeoning popularity, many New Zealanders hated hip hop, and some radio stations implemented a so-called "no rap, no crap" policy. It was Upper Hutt Posse's DJ, DLT, that helped lay the groundwork for a local scene in Auckland, from which arose Joint Force, Che Fu and Dam Native. DLT also began the influential radio show True Skool Hip Hop Show, which joined Wellington's Wednesday Night Jam in promoting hip hop. Wellington's underground scene was vibrant in the late '80s, from whence arose the local supergroup Rough Opinion and a wave of performers like The Wanderers, Temple Jones and Hamofide. In the 1990s and the beginning of the 21st century, Maori and Polynesian hip hop musicians grew steadily more popular, resulting in a style called Urban Pasifika. Artists from this period included Savage, Korza, Che Fu, Nesian Mystik and Scribe, who became the first to top both the single and album charts at the same time in 2004, and also the most famous acts associated with the biggest record producer in the field, P-Money.
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While the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean encompasses more than 25,000 islands (not to mention the island continent of Australia), the cultures and musics of the region are surprisingly coherent and maintain deep connections across vast distances.
There are three main island groups in the Pacific: Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Melanesia includes some of the Pacific's larger islands, including New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu. Micronesia contains some of the smallest islands: Wake Island, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, etc. While the Polynesian islands range from Hawaii in the North to New Zealand in the South, and Easter Island in the far East, off the Western coast of South America. These groupings are more cultural than geographic and correspond to the different waves of migration that first populated the region. Because of the cultural similarities of these far-flung groupings, the indigenous music of the Pacific can be divided into three categories as well.
Polynesian music is the most well known by far. It includes everything from the Hawaiian hula and steel-guitar traditions to joyful, polyphonic choral music of Tahiti. Though traditional instruments such as slit-gongs and nose-flutes can be found throughout the region, the voice has long been the most important instrument among Polynesian peoples. Whether singing Christian hymns imported by missionaries or traditional songs such as the lakalaka of Tonga that date back generations, their choral music is unsurpassed. Also important in Polynesian musical culture is dance, both to accompany "action songs" such as the hula and the 'aparima of Tahiti, or in the signature seated-dance styles such as Western Samoa's ma'ulu'ulu. Polynesia also offers the unique music of New Zealand's Maori people, whose legendary hakka dance can still send shivers down an onlooker's spine.
Melanesian music is less famous than Polynesian music but it's no less diverse. It includes the myriad of tribal styles found in New Guinea, the Polynesian-influenced music of Fiji, and even the unique music of the Australian aborigines, who are culturally related to the Melanesian peoples. The instrumentation varies from the Australian didgeridoo to the musical bows and bullroarers of New Guinea. But the common characteristics that bind these diverse traditions together are the reliance on ritual, dream states and even spirit possession. While sung polyphonies and group vocal music plays an important role in Micronesian music—especially the singsings of Papua New Guinea—it rarely achieves the same heights as Polynesian choral music.
Micronesian music is even more dependent on vocals, with a much more limited range of instruments. One of the main forms of musical expression is the stick dance, which varies across islands but generally tells the stories of the peoples: genealogies, histories and migrations. Polyphonic singing is also prominent in Micronesia, as are speech-singing and Christian hymns.
Europeans brought more than just Christian music, to the region, though. And the biggest impact were the many stringed instruments—from guitars to ukuleles—that Westerners left in their wake. Throughout the entire region "stringbands"—groups of guitar, ukulele or steel-guitar players—still remain intensely popular, especially in Hawaii and New Guinea. Of course, the biggest European impact on the Pacific took place in Australia and New Zealand, two former British colonies with well-developed Western pop, folk and even country styles all their own
-Tom Pryor-National Geographic.
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