The Art of Ink | Polynesian Tattoos

Watch on YouTube Polynesian tattooing is a way to make sure traditions are never forgotten. Hear from artists Si’i Liufau, Mike Fatutoa and Alipate Fetuli about their motivation and practice. Runtime: 6 min.


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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Laisa Vulakoro

The sounds of Fiji's "Queen of Vude," a popular style of music that combines  disco, rock and traditional Fijian folk music.

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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.

Get To Know Northern Islands

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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A selection of South Seas/Hawaii stories by Jack London

on The South Sea islands and Hawaii were the subject of a sizeable portion of the great writer Jack London's oeuvre: 33 short ...

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Fiji: Precious string of secrets

on The author travels to Savusavu Bay, on Fiji's second island of Vanua Levu, to discovers the enigmatic beauty and brilliance of blac...

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