Music of Nauru


Music of Nauru

The music of Nauru demonstrates its Micronesian heritage.

Historical background

Its music has been scantly recorded and documented, partially as a result of a ban on traditional dance by German colonial authorities after the 1888 annexation by Germany.

National anthem

The national anthem of Nauru is "Nauru Bwiema" ("Song of Nauru"). Margaret Hendrie wrote the words; Laurence Henry Hicks composed the music.

Nauru adopted the anthem in 1968.

Noted contemporary composer

Baron Waqa, who has also served as a government minister, has been noted for his musical composition activity.


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