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. The artist in question is Don Ho. His pop musical styles may have been passe at one time, but now people are rediscovering Hawaiian music. It is no longer embarrassing for true music aficionados to admit that they enjoy listening to ukulele music. The ukulele may not be as popular as the Guitar, but it has regained some of its former popularity in recent years.
If the reader is more interested in the folk art of a given island, he should look up the specific customs of that island. If he can arrange a trip to the island or islands in question, he can study the folk art personally.Posted by www.enchantedstudios.com on November 15th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized