May 21, 2015

Vanuatu: Magic water music – video!

Head out to the island of Santo for the most amazing cultural experience you ever did see.

I was completely taken by surprise – as you’ll from my face in this video, hoisted upon the shoulders of war-painted Ni Vanuatu men at Leweton Cultural Experience.

But the gold is in the women’s water music. Watch as they stand in a pool and slap the water making deep percussion sounds. This tradition has been passed down for centuries having started when women would wash the laundry in the river and learned to mimic the sounds of water passing over stones, of fish and rain. It’s utterly extraordinary.

This group now travels not only in Vanuatu but around the world showcasing their remarkable talent. Oh and they tell me you can do this is any body of water! Try it…

About Megan Singleton

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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