The Tahitian Choir - Rapa Iti (Skip to :42 for speech free listening)
Microtonal singing from Rapa Iti. I just can't get enough of this. The thrill of not knowning when the pitch will drop and how far it will is thilling as a western-eared, cultural outsider!
Wikipedia: Rapa, sometimes called Rapa Iti (Little Rapa, to distinguish it from "Rapa Nui" (Big Rapa), a name for Easter Island), is the largest and only inhabited island of the Bass Islands in French Polynesia. An older name for the island is Oparo Its area is 40 km2 with a population of almost 500 and a max elevation of 650 m. Its main town is Ahuréi.
Some people are just so clever! I love this clip and can’t get enough of it. Or, as put through 7 languages on Google Translate = "Some people are too smart! A can not get enough of this fragment." What fun!
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