George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

Dances and songs

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:10:35

  • Shelf mark

    C28/6

  • Subjects

    Dances and songs

  • Recording date

    1953-12; 1955-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection

  • Recording locations

    Suva, Fiji

  • Performance occasion

    British Royal visit to Fiji in December 1953.

  • Performers

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

  • Recordist

    Fiji Broadcasting Commission

  • Speakers

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

  • Description

    The first song heard here accompanies a spear dance and was performed for the Queen during her visit to Fiji in December 1953. There follows what appears to be a radio broadcast telling the legend behind the chant to summon the turtles from the sea. The chant is then sung.

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