What It's Like To Try Kava — The National Drink Of Fiji

Watch on YouTube A trip to Fiji isn't complete without some kava, the country's national drink. Known in Fijian as yaqona, or by its colonial nickname "grog," kava is a muddy, earthy beverage that calms you and numbs your mouth and throat. Runtime: 3 min.


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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A Consuming Tradition: Kava Drinking in Fiji

View on An anthropologist offers insights into the traditional beverage and its vexed status in Fijian society: relaxing...

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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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Coral Gardening | South Pacific

When the fragile coral reefs of the South Pacific are damaged, they support fewer fish. BBC Earth shares how biologists are working to replant the reefs by cultivating coral nurseries. Runtime: 4 min.

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Peopling of the Pacific: A Holistic Anthropological Perspective

on Drawing on a multi-disciplinary approach, a scholarly look at the timeline associated with the expansion of people out of southea...

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Climate Variability and Change and Sea-level Rise in the Pacific Islands Region

on Pacific Island countries are in one of the most vulnerable regions of the world to the effects of global warming. This report provides a...

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Drua - double hulled voyaging canoe of Fiji

on A good review of the traditional double-hulled canoe of Fiji, including a large-scale model so you can visualize all of...

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