Music of Guam
|Northern Mariana Islands|
Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Its indigenous people, the Chamorro, are of Micronesian descent. Traditional Chamorro instruments include the belembaotuyan, a hollow gourd stringed instrument, and the nose flute. Kantan singing is also popular. It is a kind of work song, begun by one person teasing another in verse form, and then continuing through a group one individual in turn. Modern music from Guam includes elements of American, Spanish, Filipino and Polynesian music.