Angelo: the pillar of Tahitian music
Singer, guitarist, author and composer, Angelo is one of the first ukulele musicians who has won over Polynesian music lovers. He is truly a local music star! He was born in 1959 in Raiatea, in the Tahitian Society archipelago. From the age of 8, he already found a vocation in the world of music and began to participate in various competitions from which he always emerged victorious. Still very famous today,he is especially appreciated by young and old tahitians and has an impressive repertoire. In 1984 Angelo released his first album "Manureva Teie". He has written and composed most of the songs he performs. Angelo, whose real name Angelo Ariitai Neuffer is a committed singer who tackles a good number of subjects such as love, fraternity, Polynesian culture and preservation of the environment. Angelo has to date more than two hundred songs from sixteen albums of all kinds. We can cite Hoho’a in 1995, Varua Maohi in 2000 or Papai Hia in 2012. Angelo does concerts in Tahiti or in France, notably at the Quéven festival with Breizh Polynesia.
Polynesian star Sabrina laughlin
Sabrina is an artist who made her debut in the shadow of her brother Tapu, when he is already appreciated by the general public. Sabrina Laughlin, born in 1978 in Papeete, started writing at the age of 17 and was very successful. However, it owes part of its reputation to its brother who knew how to pass on its knowledge to it. In addition to having expressed his passion to him. Sabrina Laughlin is famous for her ability to assert herself on the Polynesian stage, with a ukulele in her hand. Some of his songs are now part of the local repertoire. We can cite Your music is sweet in 2012, Tehere in 2014, T21 in 2014 or Tu’e Popo: the official music of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013.
Besides these two artists mentioned, Polynesia still has many talents in the ukulele. Like Te Ava Piti, Teiva LC and the rest of the Laughlin family. In addition, the Hawaiian nicknamed Iz or Israel Kamakawiwo’ole remains a key figure in Polynesian ukulele music.