Tahiti Reel 1: (1940s)


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Time: 22:42  

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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
Tags: Dancing | Fiji | Fijian culture | Hawaii | Hula | Ote'a dance | Tahitian culture | Tourism | Tourism performance
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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