Dances of Tahiti for Everyone: Music Download: $6.50 (6 Songs- 3 are the same as the children’s video)
“Tamure Tamure” is a simple aparima for children to learn basic hand motions which then incorporates the basic dance steps in the repeat of the song. The song symbolizes the tearing of the coconut husk, the manini and maito fish to the arrival of the missionaries with their night lanterns.
“Ote‘a Tamari‘i” means the children (Tamari’i) drum dance. This ote’a incorporates the very basic drum beats of the different areas of Tahiti. The dancer learns how to use the hand tassels which are called ‘I’i.
“Vahine Tahiti” is a drum beat song focusing on the many hand motions that a dancer should learn while sitting on the ground. It describes the bathing and grooming of a Tahitian woman. Vahine (woman) of Tahiti
“Ta‘u Tiare Taina” Is an original song about deeply missed woman named Taina. Ta’u is affectionately saying My. Tiare means flower, Taina is the Gardenia. The story of a loved one has sailed away and he longs to be with her.
“Ote‘a Feti‘i” is combination a drum beats of the past generations. Feti’I is family.