Faiva tauʻolunga

Tongan dancing. In promoting the festive parts of Tongan culture, Tauʻolunga komipiuta has several tauʻolunga dance DVD and CD for sale.

Langi tauʻolunga & hiva kakala

Dance songs & flowery (love) poetry. A book full with songs, now for sale. An ideal companion to the DVDs.

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Langi tauʻolunga & hiva kakala

Tongan dance songs and love poetry

This book contains more than 100 popular tauʻolunga dance songs (which happen in most cases to be love songs as well), from authors like King George II, Queen Sālote, ʻAfu Haʻamango, Feke Tutuʻila, Peni Tutuʻila, Malukava, Veʻehala, Tuʻimala Kaho, Tuialo Kefu and many others. From the origin of the genre at the end of the 19th century until the present.

Included are such favourites as: Siva, Tuʻu fakaunga, Tokelau tō ʻi Muifonua, Ko e hala kuo papa, ʻŪpē ʻo Siuʻilikutapu, Leiola, Hāʻele ki Pilitania, Fiefia tahakaeafe, Saame 23, Fāhina ʻo Tongataʻeapa, ʻElito e kakala hingoa, Lou kie mei Haʻamoa, and still many more.

Langi tauʻolunga & hiva kakala


All songs are provided with an English translation, an explanation of special terms and names used, and most often a historical setting when and why the author composed it. Many songs also have music notation in both international note notation and Tongan tuʻungafasi.

Order: book T$100 (+T$50 airmail)

poetry & annotations — A4 size — illustrated — second printing — 272 pages — ©2004 — ISBN: 978-982-98007-1-8

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Faiva tauʻolunga | tauʻolunga dances

A set of 3 DVD, 23 or 24 movies each, that is almost 2 hours of video per disk. These movies show recordings of actual dance performances, with annotated songs in both English and Tongan. All disks are region free and in PAL format. T$ 25 each.

A single CD with 25 movies (different from those on the DVDs) in lower resolution (320×240) for playback on older mpeg players such as the ipod. T$15.

Order: vol 1 vol 2 vol 3 cd


Faiva tauʻolunga 1 contents

various performances in 2000

Faiva tauʻolunga 2 contents

various performances in 2001

Faiva tauʻolunga 3 contents

various performances in 2003, 2004

Faiva tauʻolunga CD contents