Traditional Tuvaluan dancing-song

Save to my Account

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.

At A Glance

Fongafale Island


You need to login to favorite a post.

Need to sign up? Create an account here.

Forgot your password? Reset your password here.