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Welcome to the Kava Ceremony

Watch on YouTube National Geographic's Zane Lamprey is invited to take part in the traditional ceremony associated with the traditional Fijian medicinal beverage known as kava. Runtime: 1 min.

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Settlement of the Pacific

Dr. Patrick Kirch, University of California at Berkeley, explains the current state of archaeologists' understanding of the settlement of the Pacific ...

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Traditional Songs from Polynesia

The traditional music of Polynesia is based on poetic texts that are metaphorical and filled with allusions. The sound is both melodic and rhythmic, f...

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Fiji — 20 Great Favourites

To get you in the mood, South Pacific Singers perform a collection of traditional Fijian tracks, which feature the classic instruments: guitar, u...

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Kava | The drink of the gods

Produced by the Institute of Pacific Studies, this excellent full-length documentary offers wonderful insights into the traditional drink consumed for medicinal, religious and political purposes throughout the Pacific Islands. Runtime: 89 min.

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Cascading predator effects in a Fijian coral reef ecosystem

This scholarly paper demonstrates that fishes’ fear of sharks shapes shallow reef habitats along the coast of Fiji. By Douglas B Rasher, Andrew S H...

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Tapa | Barkcloth paintings from the Pacific

on repository.cam.ac.uk This catalog from the University of Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology offers an excellent introduction to th...

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Cultural Symbols at Risk

on academia.edu This scholarly paper examines the history and meaning of indigenous kesakesa designs used in traditional tapa (bark cloth) textiles o...

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