Why Vanuatu?



vanua – 1. ‘land ‘ or ‘home‘; 2. land, people and custom; 3. the land area one is identified with

the people, their traditions and customs, beliefs and values, and the various other institutions established for the sake of achieving harmony, solidarity and prosperity within a particular social context. [...] It provides a sense of identity and belonging. [...] The vanua [...] is an extension of the concept of the self. wikipedia

tu – ’stand’

Together the two words indicated the independent status of the new nation

I believe a new day comes FIRST in Vanuatu and then the rest of the world.

Y not?

Video six ends in ‘Why?’

Here’s Vanuatu. Y shaped, of course.


Vanuatu flag, which happens to contain: a Y (from the Y shaped territory), a 6 (Vanuatu has 6 provinces) and other items. Here’s a detailed description:

The green represents the richness of the islands, the red is symbolic of the blood of boars and men, and the black of the ni-Vanuatu people. Vanuatu’s Prime Minister requested the inclusion of yellow and black fimbriations to make the black stand out. The yellow Y-shape represents the light of the Gospel going through the pattern of the islands in the Pacific Ocean (Vanuatu is approximately 90% Christian).

The emblem in the black is a boar’s tusk – the symbol of prosperity worn as a pendant on the islands – along with two leaves of the local namele fern. The leaves are supposed to be a token of peace, and their 39 fronds represent the 39 members of Vanuatu’s legislative assembly.


Vanuatu’s 6 provinces:


Right. Now, apart from the fact that Vanuatu has the shape of a Y, we couldn’t find too many things to explain why iamamiwhoami chose it as their location. Until we had a little bit of research and found out some things relating directly to the final riddle of the project: BOUNTY.

Here are some of these elements:

1. Mutiny of the Bounty which occurred aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789. The way I interpret the connection is in the word mutiny itself. Also, HMS Pandora, under the command of Captain Edward Edwards, was dispatched on 7 November 1790 to search for Bounty and the mutineers. Pandora carried twice the normal complement of crewmen, as it was expected that the extras would man the Bounty when it was recovered from the mutineers.Pandora reached Tahiti on 23 March 1791. Four of the men from the Bounty came on board Pandora soon after its arrival, and ten more were arrested within a few weeks. These fourteen, mutineers and loyal crew alike, were imprisoned in a makeshift cell on Pandora’s deck, which they derisively called “Pandora’s Box”. Guess who is the last dweller of Pandora’s Box? Little Hope?
2. Bounty Day, which happens to be a holiday on both Pitcairn Island, destination of the Bounty mutineers, and on Norfolk Island.

Here’s one picture of a part of Vanuatu art, as discovered in Arts of Vanuatu, By Joël Bonnemaison. It represents a co-called ‘Dancing Ground’ and it consists of wooden pillars carved as follows:

dancing ground

Of course, the minute I saw MO emerging from the foiled tree in Y I connected it to this image.


Ok, so apparently those statues are actually the largest freestanding musical instruments on earth:

The towering slit gongs of northern Vanuatu are among the largest freestanding musical instruments on earth. Found primarily on Ambrym, Malakula, and neighboring islands, they are carved from the trunks of large breadfruit trees, hollowed out to create a resonating chamber with a narrow slit-shaped aperture. The edges of the slit are struck with clublike wood beaters, producing deep, sonorous tones. A number of gongs, constituting an informal orchestra, stand on the village’s dancing ground. These gong orchestras are played at major social and ceremonial occasions such as initiations, dances, and funerals. Through carefully coordinated actions, the drummers in the gong ensemble produce rhythms of immense variety and complexity. source

Man, oh man!





as well as




The above two scenes represent customs of performing magic.

Plus: the sound of this video of a Vanuatu Dance sounds like Papachoo to me. And yes, they use a slit bong to generate it.

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