Discover Music from the Pacific with ARC Music gives the listener an opportunity to learn more about the music from the various islands of the Pacific Ocean. The compilation combines field recordings by David Fanshawe, including recordings of surf and other natural sounds as well as traditional music chants; along with contemporary studio recordings.
The best known act on the album is Te Vaka, an excellent band representing Tokelau and other Pacific Islands. They have traveled throughout the world, showcasing their mix of pop, folk and spectacular island percussion numbers.
Another familiar name is Hawaii’s Harry Kalapana, who plays the twangy traditional slack key guitar.
Islands represented include Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and Easter Island.
The CD booklet provides additional details about each track and the islands.
Discover Music from the Pacific is a likeable exploration of the vocal and percussion styles in the Pacific Ocean island communities.