The Pacific Islands are a sub-region of Oceania including Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Not a lot of people know where they are, much less that there are so many great artists who trace their ancestry back to them. Here are just ten of the most well-known artists descended from Pacific Islanders.
1. Nichole Scherzinger, best known for being the lead singer of pop group The Pussycat Dolls.
2. Shannyn Sossamon, an actress who got her breakout role as the female lead of A Knight’s Tale.
3. Keanu Reeves, on his father’s Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that some of the greatest artists in history have come from the Pacific Islands? The land may be famed for its beautiful beaches and welcoming waters, but when it comes to culture, its inhabitants are right up there with the greats of the century.
Fiji, for example, is famous for its art, especially the beautiful and religiously sacred pottery of Kadavu Island. Fiji has also given the world “meke,” a type of dance that can be seen everywhere from street festivals to major sporting events.
You’ll also find music on the Marshall Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on June 26th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized |
The islands of the Pacific have a rich history of folk art. Many of these artists have gone unsung or unrecognized. Many of them passed away before anyone could record their deeds or their businesses. Even though the recorded history of talented artists from places such as Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines may be short, there is still plenty to celebrate.
Perhaps the first artist that from a Pacific Island that springs to the mind of many people is not someone who painted anything. He did not make any sculptures either.This/tag helps explain it more. The artist in question is Don Ho. Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on November 15th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |
Most people know that Russell Crowe, an actor best known for his starring roles in the movie “Gladiator”, and “A Beautiful Mind” is from Australia (his accent gives it away) but what many people don’t know is that he is actually of Maori (aborigines of New Zealand) descent. There are many famous and lesser known talented artists who were either born or grew up in the Pacific Islands. Two other well known actors from the Pacific are Keanu Reeves who is Hawaiian, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who is Samoan. Keisha Castle-Hughes who was the youngest actress to be nominated Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on November 12th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |
The Pacific islands are a large group of islands in the Pacific. They are divided into 3 different regions, which are Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. These islands are home to some great actors, which readers can learn about in this article.
Although Hawaii is known for its tourism industry, there are also a large number of actors that come from there. Christine Keiko Agena was born in Honolulu and is one of Hawaii’s best actresses. She has played roles in T.V.series and received a Best Female Actor Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on October 13th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |
Between all the celeb honeymoons and the Travel Channel on direct tv you may have a slightly skewed view of what Fiji is like. But rest assured it’s not all beaches and sunthere’s a thriving art scene here and many websites actually dedicated to it. Here are a few of our favorites:
OceanaArtsSet.com – This great site has pages for all the Pacific Islands but we love Read the rest of this entry »
Artists are a unique and special segment of our population. All Throughout history artist have recorded the culture, the thoughts and habits of the region and the times that they lived in. Artists have a voice that speaks volumes and never utters a word but through their visual interpretations we understand. The artists of the pacific past have forged a legacy for the artist of today in that region. Oceanic Art commonly referred to as Pacific Art is clearly important to the Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on July 18th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |
Remembering A Legend
Tupac Shakur was one of the greatest musicians off all-time. He sold over 50 million records throughout his career. With hit singles like “Keep Ya Head Up” and “So Many Tears,” he quickly soared to the top of the charts. The albums “All Eyez On Me” and “Me Against The World” went down in history as the best-selling records of all-time. His legacy still continues today. Fans around the world are inspired by his music. In 2005, a museum in Stone Mountain Georgia was built to honor his life, Read the rest of this entry »
When we think about famous artist and painters, we often immediately turn our minds to Renaissance art, or to French impressionist art. Sometimes we even go so far as to think of Expressionist art. Regardless of the type of art that comes to your mind, everyone has different ideas and impressions of what art is and what makes art beautiful. Most people, however, are interested in expanding their idea of what makes art beautiful or appealing, and one way to do this is to view art that you would not typically think to view. Some of the Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on July 14th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |
The world has associated the sound of a ukulele with paradisiacal ideas of the islands of Hawaii. But in recent years a man has emerged from these islands that has taken this small simple musical instrument called a ukulele and destroyed all misconceptions that it is anything but simple. Jake Shimabukuro is a living legend in the ukulele community. He has proven without a doubt that the ukulele is not just a simple man’s Read the rest of this entry »Posted by admin on July 9th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized |