The crew of Charade and we were invited to Lucien's house; Lucien is a French man who has married a Polynesian woman and has lived here more than 20 years. His house looks like a perfect postcard, with decks opening right onto the lagoon.
Lucien (or Lulu), invited John and me to bring our musical instruments. John played violin and I played accordeon. Lulu it tuns out loves jazz and folk music, and plays his own special version of a contra bass, made with a plastic garbage can, a stout stick, and a piece of rope. He can change the pitch of the sound produced by changing the angle of the stick, and therefore, the tension on the rope. He's been playing this homemade instrument for 20 years and he's VERY good at it.
This was followed by some native polynesian dancing by one of Lulu's daughters and the daughter from Charade, Ambre:
Lulu on his garbage can contra-bass, Bruce on accordeon, John on vioilin, and Pascale singing, jammed together, for a set of tunes. It was a memorable evening.