George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

Dances and songs

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:14:24

  • Shelf mark

    C28/4

  • Subjects

    Dances and songs

  • Recording date

    1955-10; 1957-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

  • Recording locations

    Rakiraki, Fiji and Somosomo, Fiji

  • Performers

    unidentified, (lali), unidentified, (singers, male)

  • Recordist

    Unidentified

  • Speakers

    Roth, George Kingsley, 1903-1960, (speaker, male)

  • Description

    The first three songs were recorded at Rakiraki in October 1955. The fourth song, Isa Lei, was sung by boys at Richmond School on the island of Kadavu. It is a farewell song. The sound of the oars lapping the ocean can be clearly heard in the foreground of this recording, whilst the voices of the young boys recede into the distance. The final song accompanies a dance and is recorded in Somosomo in June 1957.

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Dances and songs

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