This Friday, June 21st is the annual Tahitian Music Festival. Held every year on this symbolic date, it is meant to celebrate the summer solstice. Many hotels and restaurants around the island will have special guests and live bands performing for the occasion. Kicking off a very musical weekend, the event is then followed by the 6th annual Hitia’a Ukulele Festival on Saturday, June 22nd on the eastern side of the island. In honor of these two events, read below for more information about the Tahitian ukulele.
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The 6th annual Tahiti Guitar Festival will take place from March 7-9th at Le Meridien Tahiti, gathering professional musicians and music lovers together for three amazing nights of performances. The theme for this year’s edition is “Celtic Encounter,” featuring music by international artists such as Jean Charles Guichen and Taÿfa. Music is a universal language that brings people together—and that’s exactly what this event is all about! Read more
This Saturday, January 26th, Tahiti will host its annual New Year’s celebration known as Le Tere Fa’ati. It includes a festive tour aboard the traditional open-air “le truck” with multiple stops around the island. Each bus is decorated with colorful flowers and carries a local band to provide musical entertainment during the ride. This is an unforgettable way to see the island of Tahiti, so don’t miss the bus! Read more
In response to our first “Then and Now” blog post from earlier this month, Matador Network reached out to us and asked if we could submit a similar article for their website. Of course we gladly obliged; and below is the final piece that they published on Monday, October 22. If you’ve enjoyed looking through these vintage photos of Tahiti, we’ve listed our sources at the bottom so you can browse through the history books yourself. Read more
We recently stumbled on this blog post featuring vintage photos of Tahiti and it inspired us! We decided to show you side-by-side pictures of Tahiti from both the past and present, so you can see how very little the islands have changed over time. Tahiti remains a beautiful, pristine paradise with the warm, welcoming spirit of the Polynesian people still very much intact. Don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself! Then check out Part II. Read more
This time next year, from September 18th to the 28th, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will descend onto Tahiti. The people of Tahiti have already started celebrating by hosting a ceremony on September 18, 2012, to reveal the official emblem for the event. Read more