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Publication Date

2021

Abstract

These songs were recorded by Bill Donner in February 1982 on Sikaiana in the Solomon Islands. The singing group was led by Fane Telena and Reuben Tenai. There are a group of different songs. At 31:05, the singers begin singing the Kai tae Hakatele, a ritual song that is associated with traditional ritual when the Hale Aitu (Spirit House) was refurbished in pre-Christian times.

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Album 6. Tape 7 February 1982 (Fane Telena and Reuben Tenai are leaders)

00 Various songs, Fane, Reuben

31:05 Kai Tae Hakatele (ritual song)

52:21 Teika Llee (ritual chants when a large fish washed ashore)

53:16 Mako o te Henua (songs from various islands)

56:35: Suamele (ritual songs that were sung for enjoyment during my stays 1980-1993)

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