DIGITAL FAGOGO - HAWAIIAN LEI MAKING
"In Hawai'i we have kinolao - basically it's body forms of gods & goddesses & ancestors in flowers so there's a real familial relationship we have with greenery & flora"
Hawaiian lei makers Kawika Aipa and Kamalani Kapeliela show us how to make fresh lei as well as the important part: to understand what it takes to retain culture, the effort required to have the knowledge & skills to make this natural piece of culture and history and then giving it away.
Digital Fāgogo is a Pacific storytelling series, looking at the ancient arts of the Moana which are brought to life through the skills of 8 different creators of Pasifika taonga.
From the tuiga of Samoa, to plaiting skills from Rotuma, the tikanga of lei making in Hawaii and the weaving of the Cook Islands - this series aims to connect young Pacific Islanders with their heritage arts and culture.