Tahiti

papeete

Thursday 05 August 2021

Head to Papeete, a historic and cultural city

Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and a municipality on the island of Tahiti. It is the most urbanized because it brings together the main institutions such as the High Commission or the Assembly, as well as schools, banks, clinics, restaurants, shops and other businesses. Today we’ll tell you a bit more about its history and some cool places to see!

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Moorea Upa Upa Tahiti

Monday 05 July 2021

Head to Moorea, an island filled with legends and beautiful landscapes!

Moorea, a neighboring island of Tahiti, is full of places and stories to discover. Quite wild, at times you even think you are in the countryside and the lush, green nature allows you to fill up with energy. Moorea is home to nearly 18,000 inhabitants for an area of ​​134km2. It is located 17km northwest of Tahiti, hence its name "sister island". We wanted to tell you a little more about this pretty little island after which we named one of our ukuleles, the "Moo" (link to the product page) which means "lizard" in Tahitian, hence the beautiful patterns that decorate it. Between history, anecdotes, tips and legend, let's go on a colorful trip to Moorea!

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Nuku Hiva

Monday 07 June 2021

Travel to the Marquesas Islands to Nuku Hiva

This month we're taking you on a little tour out of Tahiti and even beyond the Society Archipelago. If you did not know, French Polynesia is made up of 5 different archipelagos, each as beautiful as the next with unique climates and landscapes over an area as large as Europe! From south to north, we have the Austral, Gambier, Society, Tuamotu and finally the Marquesas archipelago, where we will stop over to discover its largest island: Nuku Hiva. It’s come back!

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Les roulottes de Vaiete

Monday 19 April 2021

The history of French Polynesian food-trucks

Food-trucks are very widespread and appreciated in Tahiti, as in all of French Polynesia. Their origin dates back to the 1930s when they emerged among Chinese immigrant families in need of money, to gradually evolve until now. Emblematic of the Pacific Islands, it is a warm place where we like to meet around local and hearty dishes. With a bit of luck, you might even be able to enjoy the ukulele players who come from time to time to have fun on the Place de Vaiete!

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Origines du ukulele

Tuesday 30 March 2021

The history of the ukulele in Polynesia: from Portugal to Tahiti

The ukulele is a tiny guitar native to Madeira Island, an overseas territory of Portugal. Emblematic of Hawaii, it is an essential instrument to animate local Tahitian parties as well as the ori tahiti dance shows! But do you really know the story of this beautiful and exotic musical instrument? "Ua reva" as they say in Tahiti: let's go to discover more fully the origins of the famous ukulele!

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différence ukulele et guitare

Friday 31 July 2020

What is the difference between a ukulele and a guitar?

The ukulele and the guitar are both plucked string instruments. Seen from a distance, one seems to look exactly like the other. Their operation is, moreover, based on the same principle: the sound is produced thanks to the vibration of the strings and is then amplified in the resonance chamber.
The resemblance is quite logical when you consider that the ukulele is, in reality, the little brother of the guitar. However, despite their fairly similar appearance, the two instruments each have their own specificities. If you've always asked yourself the big question: what makes the guitar different from the ukulele (and vice versa)? This article should interest you.

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record ukulele

Wednesday 01 April 2020

Did you know ? Tahiti broke the world record for ukulele in 2015!

In 2015, Tahitians won the world record of ukulele. They dethroned the English who gathered 2,370 musicians in July 2014. Discover in this article all the details of this event forever engraved in the hearts and minds of the people of Polynesia.

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ukulele whistle of the ocean

Monday 20 January 2020

Polynesian party and ukulele

In Polynesia, party is well known for being rhythmic and exotic. It must also be said that music is in a way written in the DNA of Polynesians, as they prove during these moments of magical rejoicing, which have become a true tradition. This great zest for life is punctuated by the exceptional sounds of traditional and improvised instruments, including the ukulele.

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