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Tahitian dancing was usually done on dance platforms. Experience the energetic hip shaking of the Tahitian "Tamure" which you will be invited to practice, while you listen to the beating of the "Toiere" (wooden drum) and the "Faiatete" (upright wooden drum), which were introduced from western Polynesia sometime in the nineteenth century. Anciently Tahitian dancing was accompanied by chanting, which has almost disappeared. Today many of the rhythmic patterns used in Tahiti come from other island groups such as the Cook Islands and guitar and ukuleles also play a significant role in their music today.
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