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JVC Oceania Music and Dance Regional Set -- 2 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books -- REDUCED PRICE

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Two DVDs illustrate 57 music and dance performances.
Vol 1 features Micronesia and Saipan, Melanesia and Australia and includes navigational songs, stick dances, wedding dance, dance of welcoming, one-stringed tubular zither and slit-drum performance, along with ancestral songs and a village memorial service for the ancestors, and several aboriginal dances, such as dance of the kangaroo.
Vol 2 features Polynesia (Tahiti, Marquesas Islands, Western Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and others) & New Zealand, with their sitting dances, hand-clapping dances, narrative songs, drum dances, men's paddle and spear dances, and hand dances. New Zealand's ball dance and short stick dance, along with Maori love song are featured.
Accompanying CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books describes each performance and gives background and ample resources on this region.

OCEANIA I - VOL 29

Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia: : Pohnpei Island
29-1 Canoe navigation dance - 1:30
29-2 Lehp - marching dance - 1:35

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Saipan
29-3 Stick dance - 0:40
29-4 Dance of welcoming: "Hafa adai" ("Hello") - 1:03
29-5 Wedding dance - 0:21
29-6 Dance based on lullabies - 0:36

Melanesia

Papua New Guinea
The latmul
29-7 Tagarangau - one-stringed tubular zither construction and performance - 1:38
29-8 Woragutngau - one-stringed tubular zither performance - 1:53
29-9 Jew's harp performance - 1:05
29-10 Sumi - slit-drum performance - 1:49
29-11 Kul - wood trumpet performance - 1:11
29-12 Song of the mythical ancestors - 2:47
29-13 Ensemble of seven bamboo flutes and drum: "Yumanwusmange" village of Aihom - 2:42

The Sawos
29-14 Memorial service in the village of Gaikorobi: prayers and dances for the ancestors; performance of songs and flute music - 5:01

The Eipo
29-15 Work songs - 1:56
29-16 Jew's harp performance - 1:01

Solomon Islands
29-17 Song and dance from Bellona - 2:43

New Caledonia
29-18 Dance from Tiga - 0:43
29-19 Dance from Ouvea - 1:07
29-20 Dance from the eastern side of the main island (New Caledonia) - 1:19

Australia

Australian Aborigines
29-21 Ngalko - dance of the kangaroo - 1:20
29-22 Balununbir - dance of Venus, the morning star - 0:45
29-23 Bomba - dance of the butterfly - 0:31
29-24 Gomonge - dance of the magpie goose - 2:05
29-25 Bulunbulun - dance of the spider - 2:05
29-26 Larajeje - dance of the fish - 4:07
29-27 Baritje - dance of the yam - 2:17
29-28 Brolga - dance of the crane - 7:25

OCEANIA II - VOL 30

Polynesia

Tahiti
30-1 Excerpts from a drama - 3:49
30-2 Himene-tarava - song - 3:10
30-3 Ote'a - dance with drums - 1:19
30-4 Ute - narrative song - 1:03
30-5 Aparima - hand dance: "O Vai'ete rahi" ("Magnificent Vai'ete") - 1:33

Marquesas Islands
30-6 Putu - song with hand-clapping - 1:02
30-7 Song and dance from the Marquesas - 2:18
30-8 Tape'a - sitting dance song - 0:42

Western Samoa
30-9 Fa'ataupati - men's body slapping dance - 0:15
30-10 Ma'ulu'ulu - sitting dance and chorus - 0:22
30-11 Sasa - group dance - 0:58
30-12 Seated dance - 0:52

Tonga
30-13 Ula - standing dance - 0:48
30-14 Prelude to ma'ulu'ulu - 0:44
30-15 Ma'ulu'ulu - sitting dance while singing - 0:17
30-16 Me'etu'upaki - men's paddle dance - 0:26
30-17 Lakalaka - men's and women's dance with mixed chorus - 1:12

Fiji
30-18 Seasca - women's standing dance - 0:40
30-19 Meke wesi - men's spear dance - 0:49
30-20 "Isa Lei" ("Farewell Song") - 1:12

Tokelau Islands
30-21 Songs and dances - 3:22

Cook Islands
30-22 Kaparima - hand dance: "Taku mann e" ("O my bird") - 0:35
30-23 Kaparima - hand dance: "Onakura" - 0:59
30-24 'Ura pa'u - drum dance - 0:27

Tuvalu Islands
30-25 Fa'atele - dances with songs and percussion - 2:00
30-26 Parting song - 1:25

New Zealand

Maori
30-27 Haka poi - ball dance: "Pa mai" ("Please listen") and "Manu rere" ("A bird's wings") - 1:50
30-28 Tititorea - short stick dance: "E hine hoki" ("She will come home to my house") - 1:39
30-29 Maori love song: "Pokarekare ana" - 2:52


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