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Dancing and singing is an important way for Kiribati communities to bond and connect to their culture when living away from the islands.

This traditional song and dance is performed by members of the UK I-Kiribati diaspora. It illustrates the importance of the sea and land, and through distinctive body positions the dancers’ movements represent the native frigate bird.

This film was made as part of the Kiribati Object Journeys project at the Museum and will be on display in the new Kiribati display in the Museums Wellcome Gallery.

Directed and Produced by Victoria Burns.
Filmed at Camber Sands, East Sussex and in London, May 2017