DOBES Archive

ruu1-Mit
In this session we hear the consultant sing a ruu (=traditional chant).
him_pure-Ca
We hear a song about christianisation and elimination/ abolishment of non-Christian practices and places on Nuku Hiva islands.
AdamEve-UP
In this session the consultant sings a Christian song about Adam and Eve (with the consultant's explanation).
ue_enana-Mi
In this session the consultant explains several Marquesan elegies: "ue pahevaheva", "ue 'ee'ee'ee" and "ue ha'aneinei" (or: "ue ha'ava'a"). Some of them are sung by the consultant. The explanation is mainly ancedotal.
ruu2-Mit
In this session the consultant sings a traditional song (ru'u).
vave_Nahoe
In this session the consultant sings the vave, a welcoming song for visitors, of Naho'e (Hiva 'Oa).
ruu_Purut-Mi2
In this session the consultant sings a ruu about the arrival of the Germans on Nuku Hiva during the 1st World War.
ruu_veh_po-Mi
In this session we hear a ru'u, an indigenous song, about a beautiful woman.
rikohi-Ca
In this session we hear an indigenous Marquesan song called rikohi.
hahi_Putio
In this session the consultant sings the hahi, a traditional song, of Putio who was a big ancient Marquesan warrior of Naho'e. The content of the hahi is explained afterwards by the consultant.
rari_vehine-Mi
In this session the consultant sings a rari, an indigenous chant, about a woman whose husband cheats on her while she stays at home and he participates in a feast. The song is accompanied with explanations but not before the actual chant.