Austral Islands -- Mangareva -- Marquesas -- Society Islands / Tahiti -- Tuamotu


Maps, scenery, general information

Tahiti Explorer. This site provides information on the following
islands: Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, Huahine (no map), Rangiroa (no map),
Manihi (no map), Raiatea-Tahaa (no map), Fakarava Atoll, Marquesas (no
map). There is also a link to a general area map of the five archipelagos.
Bogarty's French Polynesian Paradise: This site is a useful supplement to
the general information and photos of the site listed above (it has maps
of the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, and Bora Bora).
Polynesian This site is useful for its maps of Rurutu and
Tubuai (of the Austral Islands).

Photos of Music and Dance from, of, in, or related to French Polynesia:
Hawaiki Nui Na Pua O Ka Honua
Hawaiian Polynesian Revue: This site has links to other sites in addition
to its information on music and dance.
Island Heat II
Pua Tahiti Productions: This organization produces the Tahiti Fete competition in San Jose, California, and Hilo, Hawai'i.

Sites on music and dance traditions:
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed.: This site includes a detailed map of the Pacific Islands, an illustration of music making, and three transcribed songs (look under
illustrations for these items).
Encyclopedia Britannica (Oceanic Arts): This site includes links to
Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian music and dance (in addition to
many other aspects of Pacific Islands art).
Some Insights: Chants and Dances: This site includes discussion of
Himene, 'Orero, Ote'a, Aparima, Hivinau, and Pa'o'a. This site has great color pictures of singers and dancers.

Sites where CDs and Videos are sold
Oceane Productions: This site has music samples on-line, and sells cds
and videos.

Studio Alphonse One of the major recording studios in Tahiti. A listing of CDs issued on Studio Alphonse's Vanfau Records label, with Real Audio sound files, is also available at .

Tahiti Video Techniques
Studio Tamure

Arcmusic: This site has samples, information, and pictures of current
Polynesian music CDs available on the web. (You must, however, scroll
down to reach selections of "South Seas/Pacific" music.)

Other Sites of Interest
BYUH [Brigham Young University--Hawaii] Tahitian Language Resources

Paul Gaugin site: This site has a synopsis of Paul Gaugin's life history, and displays many of his paintings.

-- Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir