Music of Nauru

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The music of Nauru demonstrates its Micronesian heritage.

Historical background[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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