World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Music of the Northern Mariana Islands

Article Id: WHEBN0001279307
Reproduction Date:

Title: Music of the Northern Mariana Islands  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Music of Nauru, Music of Kiribati, Music of Palau, Music of Hawaii, Music of Guam
Collection: Micronesian Music, Music of United States Subdivisions, Northern Mariana Islands Culture
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Music of the Northern Mariana Islands

Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi

National anthem of  Northern Mariana Islands
Also known as Satil Matawal Pacifico
English:  In Carolinian
Music Im Schoensten Wiesengrunde
Adopted 1996

The music of the Northern Mariana Islands is dominated by the folk music of the Chamorros, which remains an important part of the islands' culture, though elements of music left by American, German, Spanish and Japanese colonizers are also in evidence. There are both Carolinian and Chamorro traditional chant styles. A variant of the Spanish cha-cha-chá is popular, as is a Carolinian "stick dance" which combines improvised percussion and foot stomping. A well-known stick dance group is the Talabwog Men Stick Dancers.

The national anthem of the Northern Mariana Islands is "Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi" (in Chamorro, "Satil Matawal Pacifico" in Carolinian), which was adopted on October 1996. The song's melody comes from a German tune, "Im Schoensten Wiesengrunde".[1]

Music festivals in the Northern Mariana Islands include the Fiestan Luta, an annual celebration.

References

  • "Northern Mariana Islands". Nationalanthems.info. Retrieved January 20, 2006. 

Notes

  1. ^ Nationalanthems.info, Im schönsten Wiesengrunde, The melody of the song, Sheet of music, Other sheet of music


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.