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 segment that explores cultural elements and practices that have been passed on through generations of Pacific Islanders. Whether you're learning something for the first time or jogging your memory the Cultural Refresh is for you! Rehashing traditional knowledge from the past for our current and future generations.