Pasifika 2010 Festival - Nukufetau Dancers

The Pasifika Festival held in New Zealand in March of each year is one of the most significant cultural and community festivals in the South Pacific and is the world's largest Festival of its kind. The Festival is a chance for Pacific Island communities to showcase their traditions and cultural heritage and to extend their hospitality to visitors both in New Zealand and from around the world. 

This Web site shares and showcases many aspects of the beautiful traditional culture of Tuvalu in general ( Pasifika 2010 Festival - Nukufetau Dancers ) and has been kindly made available by Hermina Hotesi (courtesy Hermina's very kind Aunty). We all very sincerely appreciate and thank you Hermina and your Aunty for sharing these wonderful images with us all.

All pictures above, courtesy Hermina Hotesi (and Aunty)

More Tuvalu: Pasifika 2011 Images - Part 1

I should perhaps mention that the above images, and much more, are available on Facebook courtesy Hermina Hotesi (and Aunty). Our very sincere appreciation, thanks and gratitude go to Hermina Hotesi (and Aunty) for sharing and allowing us to utilize these very beautiful and cultural pictures of Tuvalu - Pasifika 2010 Festival - Nukufetau Dancers, with us all.

For further information on Tuvalu Culture - ABOUT US Web site, including Singing And Dancing,  you are invited to visit URL: http://www.janeresture.com/tu8/aboutus.htm and click on: SINGING AND DANCING (and the other relevant links: ORIGINS, THE TRADITIONAL SOCIAL STRUCTURE and THE CYCLE OF LIFE should you wish, listed below). These links, together, form the basis of what Tuvalu, and especially Tuvalu Dancing, are all about.





Tuvalu Genealogy
(Nukulaelae and Nukufetau)

Tuvalu Home Page

Jane Resture
I hear the waves on our island shore
They sound much louder than they did before
A rising swell flecked with foam
Threatens the existence of our island home.
A strong wind blows in from a distant place
The palm trees bend like never before
Our crops are lost to the rising sea
And water covers our humble floor.

Our people are leaving for a distant shore
And soon Tuvalu may be no more
Holding on to the things they know are true
Tuvalu my Tuvalu, I cry for you.

And as our people are forced to roam
To another land to call their home
And as you go to that place so new
Take a little piece of Tuvalu with you.

Tuvalu culture is rare and unique
And holds a message we all should seek
Hold our culture way up high
And our beloved Tuvalu will never die.

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