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Linking Tongan Agriculture to the Tourism Sector
Project KULEANA Artist Interviews
Some of Hawaiʻi’s artists talk about „kuleana“ and what it means to them.
The Search for Tagaloa
A response to a call for an „intercultural and inter-religious“ dialogue by Samoa’s Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese. From 1838 to 1845, The Rev. John B. Stair lived in Samoa. In his „Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean“ he wrote of the difficulty of arriving at „anything like a clear and connected account“ of Samoan mythology as „native statements are often vague and conflicting.“ In a chapter titled „Mythology and Spirit-Lore“, the Rev. noted: „The Samoans had several divinities and a host of inferior ones, ‚lords many and gods many,‘ and they were also accustomed to deify the spirits of deceased chiefs. In addition to the homage paid to these, petitions were offered and libations of ava (sic) were poured out at the graves of deceased relatives; whilst the war clubs of renowned warriors were regarded with much superstitious reverence, if not actually worshipped, under the name of Anava.“ He went on to say: „The embalmed bodies of some chiefs were also worshipped under the significant name of Le faa-Atua-lala-ina, or made into a sun-dried god, as were also certain objects into which they were supposed to have been changed, which were called Tupua, and held to personate them.“
Note: This documentary is available free to Samoan high schools (or churches) in DVD format. Because some of the clips are utilized under Fair Use, it is intended for educational purposes only—not to be sold or resold. Please share but don’t sell it in any way or chop it up for another video. Thank you!
One of most treasured heritage art forms in the Pacific is our dance — and expression of our social roles, status, our joy for life and our soul. In Samoa and Tonga one of the most revered dances is the Taualuga — the dance of life. Check out these tales of the Samoan Taualuga and Tonga Tau’olunga from 5 very different people in the Pacific.
Directed & Produced by Lisa Taouma
Funded by Creative New Zealand