General Information   home    Send your e-mail comments to the Mundo Étnico Foundation   Switch to Dutch Language    
General Info CD / DVD Shop Book Shop Educational Programmes Our activities
Passievruchten (Dutch only) Recommended Sites!!!!! Faka Polinisia


The Mundo Étnico Foundation is a Dutch non profit organization studying and promoting traditional, contemporary and developing Pacific cultures by means of book and CD publications, workshops, seminars and educational programmes at primary schools. All programmes and publications are the result of field work research trips to the islands by Ad and Lucia Linkels, which altogether lasted about five years.

The entire archive of Mundo Étnico now includes hundreds of hours of live recorded music, eighty thousand colour slides and black and white photographs, and numerous songs and dances collected and learned on the islands in the Pacific Ocean.


Photo 1: Lucia Linkels (right) with her kumu hula (hula teacher) Keoni Martin (left) and Olivia Dahl-Tomas principal dancer of Halau Hula O Na Lei Mokihana (middle).

Click a picture for a better view

gen_02.gif (89904 bytes)
Photo 2: Ad Linkels
gen_03.jpg (39512 bytes)
Photo 3: Lucia Linkels
participating in a lakalaka
dance in Tonga.
gen_05a.jpg (39583 bytes)
Photo 4: Ad Linkels
recording in Tuvalu.
 gen_05.jpg (37340 bytes)
Photo 5: Lucia Linkels serving 
kava to Sione Manu in Tonga
gen_06.jpg (32558 bytes)
Photo 6: Working out
fieldnotes in Tuvalu.
gen_07.jpg (36605 bytes)
Photo 7: Teaching the dance Pulou Pepa (Paper Hat) in Tuvalu.