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02 September 2013

Northern Mariana Islands & Guam

I think that I am going to combine the Northern Mariana Islands & Guam, which is the southernmost Mariana Island, into one post. The people indigenous people of both these areas are the Chamorros.

The music of the Northern Mariana Islands & Guam is dominated by the folk music of the Chamorros, which remains an important part of the islands' culture. The Chamorro or Chamoru people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands. They are commonly believed to have come from Southeast Asia at around 2000 BC. They are most closely related to other Austronesian natives to the west in the Philippines & Taiwan, as well as the Carolines to the south. They are expert seafarers & skilled craftspeople familiar with intricate weaving & detailed pottery-making.

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)  is one of two insular areas that are Commonwealths of the United States; the other is Puerto Rico. CNMI consists of fifteen islands in the western Pacific Ocean located about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii & the Philippines.

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Tracklist –

Dos Lugat – Kunados Tinian

Lao Hafa Neni - (originally done by Kunados Tinian [dad Henry H. & uncle Eddie B.])
Kantayi Ham – Pacific Cool

Marianas Tano’-ta – Kevin Atalig

Gotta Get Away – Kaliko Johnson & Virgil Viray

Music ‘til Forever - Big Beats Band

Skip a Beat
Mr. PoliceMon – Split Attitude


Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with its own established civilian government. The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña). Guam is the largest & southernmost of the Mariana Islands.

 Ken Joe Ada - 7 a.m. in Heaven, Muña Bros. Music, 2011.
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Tracklist -

Your Kiss
7 a.m. in Heaven
In the Morning
Something like That (Intro)
Something like That
Love Slump (feat. Jeffrey 'J.B.' Borja)
Lazy Sunday
Paddle Song
Perfect Day
Mighty Chamorro (bonus track)
Always on My Mind (non-CD bonus track feat Pete Badu)

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