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Wikipedia : The tāmūrē is a dance from Tahiti and the Cook Islands and although denied by the local purists, for the rest of the world it is the most popular dance and the mark of Tahiti. Usually danced as a group of boys and girls, all dressed in more (the Tahitian grass skirt, however not made of grass but of the fibers from the bark of the pūrau (hibiscus)).
About.com : Instruments commonly used in Polynesian music are drums played by hand or by using sticks. An example of this is the slit-drum which looks like a small canoe. Other instruments used are bamboo nose flute, guitar, gourds, jews harp, rattles, shell trumpet, tapping sticks, pebbles made of lava which are used as castanets and ukulele.
Buzzle.com : Polynesian dances that accompany their music, focus on the words in a song. They do not narrate the song to the audiences, but draw the attention of the audience towards specific words in their songs. Polynesian dances mainly consist of hand movements and some of them are even performed in a seated position. Hand gestures and hip movements are commonly used to illustrate melodies in Polynesian music.
Black Pearl Designs : Tahiti e Imua! Pulsating drums, hypnotic voices and an unmistakable sense of Polynesia are found in the music of Tahiti. With toere’s, faatete, ihara, and pahu, the drumming will leave no mistake you’ve found French Polynesia. Chanting ancient stories and singing modern lyrics in Tahitian, French and Hawaiian lend to a striking and beautiful blending of cultures.
Tony Todaro : Harold David Alama (Hal Aloma) began his career with his brother Sam Alama at the Alexander Young and Moana hotels. He went to New York with Lani McIntire and played at the Hotel Lexington’s Hawaiian Room for nearly four years. He played at New York’s Luau 400 for seven years and joined Tommy Dorsey’s band for several years.
Te Vaka : Te Vaka is a unique group of twelve musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands, and New Zealand bought together under the inspired eadership of Opetaia Foa’i, “one of New Zealand’s finest song writers”.
Triton Music : Wasi Ka Nanara from the Solomon Islands consist of a troupe of Panflute players – from the smallest, high pitched blown versions to the large, bass instruments that are struck with beaters. Their traditional, highly melodic sound has been captured on many albums over the past two decades, but here Mangrove Studio releases a compilation of their 36 best tracks
Jane Resture : The “to’ere”, the Polynesian percussion by excellence and originally from the Cook Islands, is a drum with a slit, without membrane, artfully cut from a wood piece with the length and the proportion have an influence on the final sound. The small to’ere is laid vertically and is played with one stick.