Pacifica: Tales from the South Seas

Location:Tonga; Solomon Islands
Subject:Myths, stories, tales
Length:32 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:1995
Director:John Tristram, I. James Wilson
Producer:John Tristram, I. James Wilson, Juniper Films
Distributor:Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 12352
Description:Video features three contrasting aspects of musical life in the South Seas. First, the Maopa Choir of Tonga sings Handel's Messiah in Tongan, for the king's birthday. Second, the tradition of bamboo panpipe playing in the Solomon Islands is illustrated. And third, Marilyn Meier, an Australian concert pianist, comes home to her native Tonga on a concert tour (Shostakovich and Chopin) and to visit her grandfather, Vusika.
Record No:1569
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