In our continuing Roots series we document an area of the globe thats rich in rhythm and yet unexplored by sample CDs. Explore the rhythms of the Pacific islands with ensemble & solo drum performances from the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Tahiti and more. Pahu (bass drum style), toere (slit drum or “log” drum), faatete (tom tom style) and even a large tin can played (snare drum style). Pahu heiau (temple drum), pahu hula (dance drum), kaeke (bamboo pipe drum), ipu (bottle gourd), Iliili (small stone castanets), pupu (shells), puili (split bamboo sticks), uliuli (feather covered gourd rattles), kalaau (wooden sticks), chants and samples of olelo (various Hawaiian words) and actual location recordings of gentle Maui waves, a bamboo forest running stream on a rainy night, and the sound of paradise- birds, bees & the natural ambience of Ulupalakua, one of earths prettiest locations. A complete island paradise on CD!