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Welcome everybody to our Pacific Islands Radio Stations for your free listening to our beautiful Pacific Island music, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Wherever you may be, please make yourself feel at home, sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to the soothing, melodious, enchanting and exciting sounds of Pacific Island music. Music fulfills a need to communicate. It gives expression to thoughts, ideas, beliefs and moods. It connects us with our past and in doing so it arouses feelings of joy, sorrow, excitement and serenity. Music is a language that reminds us of memorable moments in our lives. Let us hope that we experience all these wonderful things and much more in our Pacific Island music.

Pacific Islands Radio has been introduced in order to facilitate the promotion of island music to a worldwide audience. This was undertaken as a consequence of a foreseen need to allow the musical component of island heritage to be made available to a wider audience.

The early music of Oceania (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia) was composed of rhythm instruments and vocals; they comprise mainly chants without any harmonic structure and without any oriental or occidental influence. This early music was very fundamental although some islands did use flutes and drums to accompany their singing.

As there was no written language to record the history of the Pacific Islands, it was our beautiful island music that provided one essential record of our heritage and this was passed from generation to generation. Besides the tales of migration and wars, the daily life of our people was chronicled in our music.

The music played on Pacific Islands Radio has authentic examples of both the contemporary and traditional forms of island music from the low atolls like Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu to the volcanic peaks of islands like Samoa, Tahiti and Hawai'i as well as the mountain ranges of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji along with Tonga, the Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap), Palau, Guam and Saipan. In addition, some more unique and beautiful music from the Caroline Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as well as the Republic of Nauru is in the process of being incorporated into the Playlists.

The music comprises traditional chants of our gods, ancestors and mythology, gospel music, the day-to-day music including songs about the beauty of the sunrise, the sunset, the islands and the people, not to mention the uniquely beautiful love songs with their haunting lyrics and melodies.

Pacific Islands Radio is dedicated to promoting our beautiful island music and our talented artists to the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I should perhaps mention that we have at present four Radio Stations, the first being Pacific Islands Radio FM mp3PRO Stereo (FM 32 kbps) as well as Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) and Radio Melanesia 28K (16 kbps) in order to allow our listeners the option of selecting the station of their own choice. The fourth Radio Station is Micronesia Music Radio 33K (24 kbps) which features original, rare, traditional and contemporary music from Micronesia. A further specialized Pacific Islands Radio Station featuring exclusively Polynesian music will be going online shortly.
Finally, we may say that music is an integral part of life on the islands of the Pacific. Indeed, the songs and dances are woven into the very fabric of everyday life. Life, love, work, play, the ocean, the gods, the earth itself; they all flow through the music of the Pacific Islands, as surely as the sand erodes into the sea. Pacific Island music is truly the music of the world and is proudly featured on our four Pacific Islands Radio stations!
 
Micronesia Music Anthology

Gospel Music

GOSPEL MUSIC

Pacific Islands Radio is very pleased to be able to say that a collection of some of the most exciting and absorbing gospel music from the Pacific Islands is now being featured on Pacific Music Radio (FM mp3PRO Stereo), Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) as well as Pacific Islands Radio 28K (16 kbps).

With an extended running time of three hours, the gospel collection has proved to be extremely popular and features music of a number of very talented artists, inclucing Bata Teinamati, Betania Gospel Singers and Emmaus Family Singers (Republic of Kiribati), Lia Osborne (Fiji), Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu), Aoloau Youth Choir (Samoa) and The Auckland Pacific Gospel Choir.

Please monitor the Broadcast Schedule of the above three Pacific Islands Radio stations for the availability and time of the Gospel Music collection. At present, this exciting collection is available every Sunday from 12 midday - 3pm Australian eastern standard time.

Thank you and Best Wishes
My Wish
by Jane Resture
The frigate bird
The flying fish
It is time for us
To make a wish
 
And I wish for the sunrise
To be beautiful each time
With days that are perfect
And nights so sublime
 
And I wish for the sunset
To be like a long red sail
Each and every day
And you and I will always stay
Whatever we wish
Will surely come true
And I wish for happiness
For me and you
 
And I wish for the world
To live in peace
To live and love as one
To a simple beat
 
And I wish for us all
To have our lives full of love
Full of joy and happiness
And eternal love

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PROFILES OF SOME OF OUR ARTISTS

 
 
Vocal - Bata Teinamati
Guest Artist - Lia Osborne (Isa Nei Raou)
Music Programmer - Manu Railoa, Titau Chet, Para Koau
Engineer - Bill Beddoes, Manu Railoa, Ramesh Hargovind
Producer/Manager - Teitirake Takenimatang

I wish to dedicate this album to all my families and friends from Rabi and Kiribati and fans from the Pacific. Kam bati n rabwa to all the musicians and composers who have helped me in creating music and top hits in my first CD album.

A big thanks to Teitirake and Bwanaraoi Music for their help and support in  making it possible to release my first CD.

Wishing you all the best in the New Millennium - 2000!

God Bless
 
B. Teinamati

CONGRATULATIONS VANESSA!

Vanessa Quai won the first prize in the RTV Golden Stag
International Music Festival in Brasov, Romania, on the
23rd September 2005!

Vanessa Quai
performing live before an audience of over 20,000 at the RTV Golden Stag
International Music Festival for Pop Music held at Brasov, Romania,  on the
 23rd September 2005.  Vanessa Quai won the First Prize!

Recorded LIVE at the RSA Nite Club in Apia, Samoa!
A truly talented and gifted group of musicians
and composers from Apia, Western Samoa, the RSA Band
is extremely popular throughout the Pacific region and
elsewhere. All tracks are proudly featured on
Pacific Islands Radio Stations!

Serious Tam
George Mamua Telek's music perfectly captures the spirit of the
Tolai people of Papua New Guinea. George Telek would have to be
regarded as one of the most important performers in the Pacific region.

Xavier X. Fethal, one of the most gifted and talented
artists and musicians from Yap, Federated States
of  Micronesia, proudly featured on all four
Pacific Islands Radio Stations! Check out Xavier's
latest and excellent album - Island Girl - 2004!

Island Girl - 2004 
The latest exciting and excellent CD about Micronesia
Xavier X. Fethal

Talented and beautiful ladies from the Marshall Islands,
proudly featured on our four Pacific Islands Radio Stations!

"Promise" - 2004
This is an exciting album featuring Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu)
and Soul Harmony (Papua New Guinea).
"Promise" is Vanessa Quai's sixth album
which carries powerful messages of "love appeal to the world".

Vanessa Quai, performing in the Australian Federal Parliament House, 
Canberra, on the 6th December 2004, during Australia's Annual National
Prayer Breakfast. The Breakfast was hosted by the Prime Minister of
Australia, the Honourable John Howard, and was attended by over
 600 leaders from across Australia and the Pacific.
The Federal Treasurer of Australia, the Honourable Peter Costello, at the
Australian Federal Parliament House, Canberra, with Vanessa Quai
and her father and manager, Mr. Nigel Quai, on 6th December 2004.

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INTERNET RADIO LINKS
 
Hawaiian music online 24 hours a day. It is free.
The best music of Hawaii is at HawaiianRainbow.com
 
Click here for WWFM 89.5 Palau live
 
Furthering Vanuatu Music, Dance and Culture
Promotes Vanuatu's musicians and artists
Further Arts is a charitable association based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Islandmelody.com

Pacific Islands Radio is very pleased to recommend Islandmelody.com for a wide selection of customized, rare, traditional and contemporary island music available on the Internet.

 
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(E-mail: jane@pacificislandsradio.com -- Rev. 2nd January 2007)