Mary Ama, Tiana Epati, Annabella Hosking, Teuke Malaga and Soia Tatu
Moana Pacific Storytelling
Thursday 9 November 2017 6pm – 7pm
Corban Estate Arts Centre
Moana Pacific Storytelling – a night of storytelling from around the Pacific. Storytelling across the Pacific is beautiful and unique – each island has its own flavour, each storyteller has their own style. This storytelling night brings it all together for one night. Enjoy a tale from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook islands as part of the Pacifica Mamas Turou exhibition. RSVP essential as places are limited. Call Cora-Allan on 09 838 4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacifica Mamas are matriarchs (and patriarchs) hailing from all corners of the Pacific. They represent the cultures from the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Fiji, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tahiti and Hawaii. Each brings their own knowledge of Pacific culture and arts to Aotearoa, and their charm and enthusiasm is infectious. The Pacifica Mamas group come together to exchange traditional stories and song while effortlessly weaving, sewing, or making lei or tapa. The Pacifica Mamas recount the many legends of the Pacific adapting them to suit every age group. Delivered with dramatic flair, the legend of coconut (Ina and the Eel) is one of the most popular stories – the practical demonstration of opening and scraping a coconut is popular with all ages. The Mamas also share the legend of the drum, the story of Ohi’a & Leihua from Hawaii, Pipirima from Polynesia and more.
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