May 20, 2016
Guam celebration of Pacific cultures
More than 100 artists and performers from Aotearoa are on their way to Guam for the Twelfth South Pacific Festival of the Arts.
They will join 2500 others from 27 Pacific Island nations and territories who are responding to the festival’s theme of what we own, what we share, united voices of the Pacific.
Darrin Haimona, the chair of Creative New Zealand’s Maori arts committee, says the aim of the Maori delegation is to be good manuhiri and to look for ways to collaborate with other artists.
"It’s very special to be involved in an event that brings the whole of the Pacific together and the ability to celebrate what unites us as Pacific people but also what makes us unique through culture and art. So we're really excited to be able to take this group of artists on this international platform to present their work alongside other cultures in the Pacific. So it's going to be great." he says.
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