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The Royal Tahitian Dance Company

The Royal Tahitian Dance Company

The island of Tahiti is the economic, cultural, and political center of French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Famous for its lagoons, mountains, and black-sand beaches, Tahiti is also home to a vibrant dance tradition. The songs in this 1974 release showcase the romantic themes of life in Tahiti and the close relationship natives share with nature on the island. The instrumental pieces (“Tamarii Tahiti,” “Tiare Aute,” and “Two Instrumentals”) are played using such instruments as the pahu (the ancient Tahitian standing drum covered with a shark skin and struck by the hands or with sticks) and the ukulele.

Track Listing

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Ute Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:33
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Miri Iti Royal Tahitian Dance Company 4:04
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Apai Pai Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:38
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Tiare Aute Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:11
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Bora Bora Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:46
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Tamarii Tahiti Royal Tahitian Dance Company 0:54
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Parahi Marite Royal Tahitian Dance Company 3:17
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Hei Porohiti Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:19
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E Maru Rahi Royal Tahitian Dance Company 5:00
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Ua Hiti Te Marama Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:16
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Papio Royal Tahitian Dance Company 1:32
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Aue Ue Royal Tahitian Dance Company 2:38
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Winds of Joy / Takoto (medley) Royal Tahitian Dance Company 0:57
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Raiatea Royal Tahitian Dance Company 3:32

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