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Fatele

Traditional Tuvaluan dancing-song

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Although geographically situated in Micronesia, most Tuvaluans are Polynesian (with the exception of those on the island of Nui) and have their own distinctive songs, the most common being the “fatele” or dancing-song.

Almost every night, there are impromptu performances in family homes and public meeting spaces called “maneapa”; there’s one next to the airport terminal and a guesthouse called Hotel Filamona (see www.filamona.com). Ask your host where to see a fatele during your stay.


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Address:
Fongafale Island
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