Lovely Frangipani – The Wai Siliva Group

22 Sep

Bula vinaka! 🙂

I personally love this song as it holds a very special place in my heart. I love the innocence, the island vibes, the beauty, the melody (especially the old school guitar solo which reminds me of my Pa’s [Dad’s side] self taught mandolin skills. He was a great player). Lovely Frangipani was released way back in 1968 from album titled Echoes Of Fiji, and was released by classic island band The Wai Siliva Group.

One thing I do remember from this track is (thank you for letting me explain) that I strongly recall my Grandma (Mum’s side) singing the song, several times, when she was alive. I’m talking about when I was way younger, like 10 years old (don’t quote me on that). It’s almost as if my mind hears her singing it every time i hear it. She was always so sweet, and never hurt a soul, and this is a really sweet song about beautiful frangipani’s (plumeria).

I hope you enjoy this track as much as I do. I can just sit here for ages with this song on repeat… “Lovely frangipani, I adore youUuUuU…”

I do not know too much about this band. There isn’t much information about this band online either. By all means, please kindly provide us with some info if you have any…

Now, if you will, please allow me to hum away at this beautiful track. Join with me in humming track all the viewers of this website, hehe!

Enjoy the Polynesian beauty! A huge big vinaka vaka levu & mahalo to all of you 🙂

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Until next post, it’s a big Moce Mada for now! 😀

Oh, by the way, here’s some Frangipani facts in case you’re interested… (only click links if you want to see further info).

– From an Italian noble family, a sixteenth-century marquess who invented a plumeria-scented perfume >>wiktionary link here<<.
– The name comes from frangi “breaking” + pani “bread,” a reference to the family’s distribution of bread in time of famine >>wikipedia link here<<
– In several Pacific islands, such as TahitiFijiSamoaHawaiiNew ZealandTonga, and the Cook Islands Plumeria species are used for making leis.
– In modern Polynesian culture, the flower can be worn by women to indicate their relationship status – over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken.
(to ensure accuracy I cross referenced this with >>link here<<, so yeah, it’s quite accurate info)


Interesting frangipani (plumeria) we found @ Polynesian Cultural Centre. Not lovely?? (lovely is what lovely does) 😛

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in FIJI, HAWAII, Polynesian MUSIC


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