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Fanning Island - Native Sounds

by Various

Hear the history of this little known South Pacific Island and see native life, as it was hundreds of years ago in Polynesian culture (Video incl. on CD-ROM). Music performed by Fanning Island’s native inhabitants.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Historical/political Background
2:03 album only
2. Facts About the Island
2:57 album only
3. Population
1:38 album only
4. Moan Tabekan
5:05 album only
5. Tamau Te Tia Manging
1:28 album only
6. Katangitang
1:29 album only
7. Maunga Tabuki
3:12 album only
8. Te Rannikamaiu
3:49 album only
9. Tai Manga Oki
3:48 album only
10. Ana Kaibangaki Iesu
3:26 album only
11. Kamanene
2:56 album only
12. Kona Ira Iesu
3:20 album only
13. Temwananga Nako Korokota
2:34 album only
14. E a Roko Te Tai
3:37 album only


Album Notes
Hear the history of Fanning Island this little known South Pacific Island and see native life, as it was hundreds of years ago in Polynesian culture (Video incl. on CD-ROM).

Fanning Island lies approximately 250 miles north of the equator and 150 miles northwest of Christmas Island. The natives call it Tabueran, which means Footprint of Heaven and also indicates the shape of the island.

Although inhabitants of Fanning Island have no running water or electricity (yes, that's right: no TV, no cell phones), I have never seen happier people before in my life. In December of 2001, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) made this atoll a stop on their itineraries.

Unfortunately a lot of passengers didn't know what to expect from Fanning Island and left the coral reef with the impression of "poverty in paradise". In order to disprove that statement, we included a 10-minute video documentary.

Facts about Fanning Island can be heard on tracks 1 - 3, while tracks 4 - 14 include traditional drumming and chanting, but also songs that were influenced by western music.

The CD-ROM is compatible with every standard audio CD player, PC (Windows 95, 98 ME) and Macintosh (OS 8.6 - X Classic) computer.



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Rey David Acosta

What Island is this?
I have been very lucky recently to have met Gerhard Cernek, the producer of this CD. We've worked together recently performing music here in So. California. His production of the Fanning Island is good! I would recommend this CD to travelers of the world and to anyone who enjoys learnig more about the pleasures of life lived simple. The video was awesome. The idea behind this CD is in very cool taste. The Fanning Island is a worthwhile CD!

Belle Kurz

Paradise to recall again and again.
In about 2 weeks, I will be visiting FANNING ISLAND in the Pacific. I will see the people who made this CD possible, live performing these songs. I cannot wait. Having heard this awesome music before my trip has been just marvelous. I know when I return home to Florida, that having this CD will allow me to relive and recall PARADISE again and again. Thank you so much. Belle Kurz

Kenneth Wallin

moan tabekan
I have recently visited Fanning Island and the album brought back the excitement and joy of the Islan and the people there

Amanda Reaub

CD would be perfect if it had english translation
In June 2002 I got a chance to meet the producer of this CD on Fanning Island, setting up a charity fond and recording more traditional music. I was quite impressed how Mr. Cernek communicated with the natives and explained a school class the recording process. I’m glad to see that this CD is now available to a greater public through “CD-Baby”. The informational part about the island is great, but I wished to find translations to the songs or at least a synopsis for each track. Overall I’m still considering this is a very unique product.

Amanda Reaub

Barbara Coden

Keeps the memories alive!
Just returned from a cruise on the Norwegian Star and a visit to Fanning Island. It was a long trip to get there but I'm glad we had the chance to see this quaint and charming island. This CD helps to recall the lovely, native music that greeted us as we came off the tender and the bonus video recreates some of the scenes we saw as we toured the island on one of the two autos on the island. (Yes, the enterprising natives have created a sight-seeing vehicle out of a flat-bed truck!) The background information on the CD and on your website was most interesting and definitely added to any information we received aboard ship. And thanks, also, for making the CD macintosh-compatible! This CD is one I will enjoy for a long time.

Kelly Dorham

More Info than you get from the cruise line
My husband and I booked a cruise which included a stop over in Fanning Island. Just by accident I found this CD-ROM on the Internet and we were quite surprised how detailed and accurate this documentary was. Hawaii was beautiful, but this CD will keep Fanning Island and its wonderful people forever in our hearts. P.S.: Too bad it's not available on DVD.