Who are the best Polynesian ukulele artists?

angelo, star du ukulele
Polynesia is an island in love with music and the latter makes it well. Rooted in customs, it constitutes a real mode of communication and is used above all to convey a message. The fact is that Polynesians have always been rocked to the sound of ukuleles. It is not uncommon to hear reggae sounds, old French songs, Hawaiian strolls or even pop music in the street. Note that Polynesian ukulele music presents as much a catchy rhythm, a jerky tempo as lyrics that address key themes. Namely the love of the traditions and culture of the places as well as the attachment of its inhabitants to the land or to the vagaries of life. Then discover in this article a small overview of Polynesian singers who touched hearts in addition to being engraved in the minds of these followers.

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.


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