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The Coolest Choirs are in the Cook Islands

We start our lesson this week in the Pacific Islands with a fascinating fusion of international music and indigenous song. ‘Imene tuki is a kind of music that is unique to the Cook Islands in Polynesia, but bears some resemblance to church music throughout the region, which features cascading multi-part harmonies and elements of pre-colonization chants, such as guttural grunts to emphasize particular parts of the songs.