Tahiti Reel 1: (1940s)

Category: Travelogue

Length: 22:42

Film ID F16-0719
Film Description Unedited or Partially edited footage


A dugout canoe, Fiji
A meeting of men on a mat, singing and clapping, an offering is made to an officiant.
Aerial footage
Hula dancing, ukeleles.
Topless hula dancing, performed for Wright.
Breaking a coconut and drinking
Outrigger canoes.
Additional cataloging notes by a daughter of one of the dancers, Hina Pankowski:
"Protea Tara Tahutini is featured singing with her guitar. She was a Tahitian composer song writer and singer performer of Tahitian music and dance. She only 19yrs old in this clip. Visual at 8mins 2 sec you can see her with the guitar singing as the others dance to her music. At 9mins and 27 sec she stands and plays a patautau (tamure) notice the strumming style (old fashion) tairi paumotu strum style with the entire hand, not like today with just two or three fingers. "
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Dr. Harry B. Wright
Topics Fiji, Ote'a dance, Dancing, Tahiti, Tahitian culture, Polynesian culture, Touring, Tourism

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