Straight from the bright stages of Polyfest, 4 cultural guides explain an important element in their island's dance costuming.
Liana Vaipa Rice explains the Niuean Hihi (shell necklaces). Meile Suipi Fakatava Latu explains the Tongan Lolo (coconut oil used in Tongan dancing). Pauliasi Bauleka and Nunia Turagabeci explain the Fijian facial dots (markings seen in Fijian dance). Ella Loheni Stancil explains the Samoan Tuiga (crown worn by the main Samoan dancer).
‘Cultural Refresh’ is a series that explores Moana cultural practices and taonga, presented for our new generations of young Pasifika people. -