Simon Seligmann Kiribati Collection

Tangirai ba i tangiriko choir and Tekaie

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Simon Seligmann Kiribati Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Bikenibeu, Kiribati

  • Performers

    Ioatene (guitar), Raiwan (singer, male), Robata, Tio (singer, male), Talaika, Manuela (singer, male / ukelele), Teawatei (singer, male / guitar), Tebao (singer, male), Tekaie (singer, male), Tokana (singer, female)

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    Maerere, Daisy

  • Description

    Side A: Tracks 1-3 recorded on 11 August 1985 in Bairiki, Teorareke: traditional love songs performed by Tokana [voice], Teawatei [ukelele / voice], Ioatene [guitar / voice], Tio, Raiwan + Tekaie [chorus]; titles of tracks: 1. Phnangam onako maeao ("your arrival from the West with your bucket of water"); 2. Al buren matau ae aki tara bai ("The fault of my eyes"); 3. E Kiba maia pe man e kiba twai zorgiran ("where is this bird flying from? He flies from England); Nei Tokua, Eita, Tarawa. Tracks 4-11: recorded on 11 September 1985 in Radio Kiribati studio: traditional love songs performed by Tekaie, Raiwan, Tio, Mamela [ukelele], Teawa-tei [guitar], Iaotene [guitar], Tebao.

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