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 Islands, a small subset of greater Micronesia. The people of Marshall combine dancing, drumming and chanting for public dances that are both highly choreographed and highly unique.
Samoa is another country that’s made its mark on the arts, most notably on the red carpet. Hollywood is teeming with Samoan actors, including Nathaniel Lees (The Matrix) and Al Harrington (Family Law, Hawaii 5-0).
Who can forget Easter Island, too? Not only is it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but its rich and diverse history has actually prompted UNESCO to declare many of its landmarks as World Heritage Sites.Posted by www.enchantedstudios.com on June 26th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized