• Yapese Intangible Cultural Heritage: History, Legends, Myths, and Performing Arts of the Federated States of Micronesia

Yapese Intangible Cultural Heritage:
History, Legends, Myths, and Performing Arts of the Federated States of Micronesia

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Yapese Traditional Dance Chants

Yapese traditional dances are performed during village/municipal cultural activities or events. They are performed by men and women and are sometimes performed during a chief’s ceremonial events. These performances break down into bamboo dance, standing dance, and sitting dance.

  • Yaese Traditional
    Dance Chants

  • Stories of Yapese
    Traditions and CustomsⅠ

  • Stories of Yapese
    Traditions and CustomsⅡ

  • Oral History on Yapese
    Culture and Traditions,
    Yapese Traditional Money

  • Ulithian Women’s
    Sitting Dance Chants

  • Two Stories from Ulithi

  • Chants from Satawal
    and Woleai Atolls

  • Chants from
    Satawal, Lamotrek,
    and Elato Islands

  • Yapese Traditional
    DancesΙ

  • Yapese Traditional
    DancesⅡ

1. Yapese Men’s Sitting Dance Chant
Performers: Men from Balebat Village, Rull Municipality Date of Recording: 2 March 2015
27’40”
2. Yapese Girls’ Standing Dance Chant
Performer: Young girls from Rull Municipality Date of Recording: 10 September 2000
12’46”
3. Yapese Men’s Standing Dance Chant
Performer: Men from Tomil Municipality Date of Recording: 2010
17’24”