Aganu'u ma Measina a Samoa
During the Aganu'u ma Measina Festival 2013 held in Apia Samoa, Mata'afa Elia Autagavaia made an imprressive and informative speech.
Mata'afa Elia Autagavaia takes us through the do's and dont's of how to participate in multiple traditional methods from performance to behaviour. In his speech he covers regulations and corrections around the Ma'ulu'ulu (Ladies dance), Sāsā (Rhythmic dance), Fa'ataupati (Male slap dance), even playing the part of the Fuataimi or how we should be singing a pese (song).
Other cultural activities include dancing in the roles of Taupou, 'Aiuli, and most importantly, getting involved with Folafola Sua.
Mata'afa Elia Autagavaia is a judge at these competitions. He is also a Samoan Teacher and a language and culture specialist at MESC