Explore the World Through Folk Music
The Folk Music Experience
"tongo" from polynesia
Food in polynesia
Music in Polynesia
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Jimnee bye bye oh
Oom ba de kim bye oh
Ooh a lay
Mah le ka ah lo way
"Tongo" is a Polynesian "echo" song. The leader sings one line and the group echoes the words. For example:
LEADER: Jimnee bye bye oh
GROUP: Jimnee bye bye on
Tongo is a "work song" used while rowing to help keep everyone rowing in rhythm with each other and to help pass the time.
Polynesia means "many islands" in Greek
The Polynesian islands were settled in 2000 BC
The settlers of the Polynesian Islands called themselves "Maoris."
New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii are 3 of the many Polynesian Islands
The languages of the Polyesian Islands include: Native languages of the islands; Maori; Tahitian; French; English
In Tahiti, many people greet each other by saying:
"Where are you going?"
The answer is either, "Inland" (away from the coast) or "Seaward" (toward the coast).
The response might be:
"What's new at the inland/seaward end?"
This is how many conversations start.
How do you start a conversation?
Beef, tomatoes in a papaya fruit
Fish steamed in taro leaves
Counting in hawaiin
Sports in Hawaii
Surfing is a very popular sport in Hawaii.
surfing in hawaii
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