Simon Seligmann Kiribati Collection

Tangirai ba i tangiriko choir and Tekaie

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:35

  • Shelf mark

    C205/4

  • Recording date

    1985-09-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Simon Seligmann Kiribati Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Tekaie's house, Bairiki, South Tarawa, Kiribati

  • Performers

    Ioatene (guitar), Raiwan (singer, male), Robata, Tio (singer, male), Talaika, Manuela (singer, male / ukelele), Teawatei (singer, male / guitar), Tebao (singer, male), Tekaie (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Maerere, Daisy

  • Description

    Item notes: The name of the composer, in brackets, follows the song titles: 1. Kakaiu Nanon Aio (Tammera); 2. I kuba ngai inanoni kawaiu (Kimaere); 3. Teirakeu (Burentarawa); 4. E a latau Te Mananga (Tiemiti); 5. I uti in Teingabong (Karaeba); 6. I mate bai rawa (Kimaere); 7. Ai kakamate Baira Ngai (Tinoka). Toteai makes a speech of thanks on behalf of the group; he expresses pride in the fact that all the songs come from Maiana [?], as do the group; he says farewell [NB: Gilbertese musicians' sense of identity is deeply linked with the songs of his home island, even more than the place itself].

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