As we are settling well into autumn here, with the light decreasing a bit more each day, why not set the gloom aside and head for sunny destinations where bright-sounding ukulele rhythms will cheer us up ?
Oceania is a perfect choice for that purpose. To start our tour, here is a map to help you locate the various islands we will be visiting.
Source : Wikipedia, author : Holger Behr
1. French Polynesia
First sunny glimpse brings us to Tahiti in the French Polynesia where the string band Te Ava Piti gives a live performance of the song E Hee Te Va on a beach.
Moving on to Melanesia where a group of musicians from Vanuatu and South Pacific called Natano Pasifika perform Ni Duwe.
Thanks to Ron Hale from pointing me to this video.
Just to make you travel around several islands, here is some information about the band Natano Pasifika : Mars Melto is from the Malakula island, Tio bang from the island of Ambrym, Yaya from New Caledonia, Anthony Roy from the Gaua island, Robert from the Tongoa island and Gordy from the Vanua Lava island.
When a Russian meets and jams with a Vanuatu Band, here is what it sounds like :
A group of young ladies singing on a beach were filmed by Dr. Marelli while he was visiting the Island of Pakin, Micronesia.
4. Marshall Islands
Brandy performing the song Rainin ej raan in Anjo