Enchanted Water Music Performance


Visit a traditional village and see some intriguing arts and customs including awe-inspiring water music, a warrior performance and the time-honoured tradition of a kava ceremony. Watch a performance by fierce village warriors and learn how one of the island’s most popular drinks is made during a kava ceremony. A tour highlight will be the awe-inspiring Water Music Celebration. Dating back thousands of years and handed down from one generation to the next, its believed that village women developed this unique form of musical expression as they washed and bathed at the water’s edge. During the performance, women in traditional costumes made from flowers, leaves and coconuts wade into a pool forming a semi-circle. Using their hands as instruments, they slap the surface of the water in a rhythmic motion. Accompanied by gentle chants and singing, the performers play a variety of melodies, each evoking the sounds of nature. It’s an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience that brings Vanuatu’s fascinating culture to life.
  • Location

    Santo

  • Tour Code

    LU1000

  • Duration

    1.75 hour

  • Price

    Adult from $65.99
    Children (12 & under) from $39.99


Photo opportunities abound

Refreshments

Enjoy a refreshing coconut drink
• Restroom facilities may be rustic • Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of bio-degradable sunscreen and bottled water • Please note, kava is a non-alcoholic beverage used traditionally in the Pacific Islands for ceremonial purposes. Formed by the root of the pepper tree, kava usually has a mildly sedative and anaesthetic effect. It is possible to have adverse reactions including upset stomach. The traditional method of preparing kava does not meet P&O Cruises standard of health and safety and any participation in trying kava is at the risk of the individual
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