• 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 DancesΙ

This selection features a traditional Yapese men’s standing dance and women’s standing dance. The former is intended to pay tribute to a local god named Yalfath , the one who gives life, customs, and resources. The latter is a unique women’s standing dance, which was taken from the tale of a friendly crab from the shore of Ngariy village, Rull municipality.

  • 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. Men’s Standing Dance for Yapese Local God
Performers: Boys and young men from Gagil municipality Date of Recording: 1 March 2007
03’11”
2. Women’s Standing Dance for Beach Crab Tale
Performer: Young women from Ngariy village in Rull municipality Date of Recording: 2 March 2013
03’11”