George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

Dances and songs

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Shelf mark


  • 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


  • 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.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item