Foreign Accents – Samoa – part 2

Foreign Accents – Samoa – part 2

Italian-born Renzo works in disaster management and humanitarian aid for Oxfam New Zealand. He left for Samoa the day after the tsunami scoured the south coast of Upolu island. Grant was born and bred in California but his connections with his Samoan family are as strong as if he had grown in his family’s homeland. Both talk about the disaster that struck Samoa in late September.


Playlist from the album “Music from Western Samoa: From Conch Shell to Disco” released in 1982:

Matai of Solosolo & Upolu – Laulau siva

Group of singers and dancers from Upolu villages – Ia lavalava

Matai of Solosolo & Upolu – Vi’i O Solosolo

Apia & Youth Group from Saleufi – Lau lupe

Male musicians of the Catholic Women’s League – Solo


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