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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