Beats of Polynesia

Capture the enchanting rhythms and the melodies of the Pacific at your next event. You provide the venue and Beats of Polynesia will bring the swaying hips and live drum beats of Polynesia.

...All of the musicians and dancers were great and very easy to work with and their performance was flawless...

Russell Holmes
Beats of Polynesia's Bio

Founded in 2005, Beats of Polynesia were initially formed to teach, share and expose aspects of their amazing cultures, celebrating the beauty, the unique vibrancy and richness of the Pacific Island cultures.

The enchanting rhythms and the melodies of the Pacific captivated audiences and lead to the formation of a performing group which is proud to provide ‘home-grown’ entertainment to UK & European audiences.

Beats of Polynesia are dedicated to upholding traditional forms of the culture while incorporating the popular modern dance & music, accompanied by live drumming with the UK’s only traditional and authentic Cook Island log wood drums.

Beats of Polynesia have supported Polynesian, Pacific and European communities and have entertained at private, commercial and corporate events throughout the UK.

The group perform items from the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

Beats of Polynesia hold true to the beliefs and traditions of our Polynesian ancestors which dictate that we teach and pass on our culture to our children that they may grow, learn and live in richness with the knowledge of who they are and where they come from.

With this commitment Beats Of Polynesia will often support community events and feature the beautiful tamariki or children of the group who join the adults in both the dancing and musical sides of the performance. ‘The beautiful smiling faces and obvious pride of the children are a sight to behold!’

With this “We invite you to jump on board our vaka and take this journey beyond the ordinary to a place of extraordinary beauty, sensual rhythms and mesmerising sounds.

We invite you to be a part, in one way or another, in the proud journey of the people of the Pacific, carrying forth the teachings of the tupuna (ancestors), and their cultures forward to share with the world.

These teachings are still here to be cherished, nurtured and passed on with the love and respect they command.

Over the years Beats Of Polynesia have:

  • toured all around the UK and Europe
  • represented the Cook Islands, at the Rugby League World Cup 2013
  • represented Polynesia, at the Lo Spirito De Pianeta Festival, Italy in 2009, 2011 and 2014
  • performed on Italian TV for the beach rugby in 2007
  • appeared on the 2012 Cbeebies show ‘ZingZillas’.

And the list goes on.

Recently we have also introduced another Pacific dance, from the beautiful country of Kiribati.

Testimonial

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say the Beats of Polynesia were great. Natasha managed the group with military precision. Load in was straight forward and everyone was set well ahead of schedule. Their performance was well received by guests – lots of filming/social media moments and I received good feedback from the client.

Whilst I’m not sure how many events I will get which calls for their talents, I do hope that I have an opportunity to work with the group again. All of the musicians and dancers were great and very easy to work with and their performance was flawless.”

Russell Holmes

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