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Rabi performance at the Savusavu festival

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Not a lot of people get to Rabi, which has a distinct culture. This video (which includes an interview with a Rabi elder) will will give you a taste of Rabi that I suspect you’ve never seen before. Enjoy…

About Rabi Island

Rabi (pronounced [ˈrambi]) is a volcanic island in northern Fiji. It is an outlier to Taveuni (5 kilometers west), in the Vanua Levu Group. It covers an area of 66.3 square kilometers, reaching a maximum altitude of 463 meters and has a shoreline of 46.2 kilometers. With a population of around 5,000, Rabi is home to the Banabans who are the indigenous landowners of Banaba Island; the indigenous Fijian community that formerly lived on Rabi was moved to Taveuni after the island was purchased by the Banabans. The original inhabitants still maintain their links to the island, and still use the Rabi name in national competitions. Source: Wikipedia

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About Gary Yost

Visual storytelling by Gary Yost. Award-winning Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Colorist located in Marin County, California.  I’ve been making films and photographs for over 40 years. Initially crazy enough to attempt a career in photography, I began creating computer animation software in the 1980s and was responsible for leading the development of the most widely-used 3D production system in the world (Autodesk 3ds Max).  Website

Dave Barnes

Fiji-based half of the team is an App Developer and web designer. Founder of Whats on Pacifica, he also provides Social Media, daily maintenance, updating, SEO, and research

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