Traditional genres of music from Oceania and the Pacific Islands are truly in tune with the natural world. Pacific percussion is frantic and full, barreling forward like a rapidly approaching storm. Some vocalists, like those who perform the extraordinary Maori haka, chant and stomp and grunt like beasts, others, like Hawaiian slack key guitar players, sing sweetly as the wind dancing through the trees.
Explore these genres of music from Oceania and the Pacific Islands:
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