Samoan Legends draws historian to Teuila Festival

Current  Miss Samoa/Miss South Pacific  Janine Tuivaiti led the morning parade.

Current Miss Samoa/Miss South Pacific Janine Tuivaiti led the morning parade.

Lagi Keresoma

APIA: TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2013: A retired history teacher from America was in American Samoa with a group of researchers when he heard the Teuila Festival was on.

Of particular interest was that rendition of myths and legends of old Samoa would be performed at the festival.

“We did not know about the myths and legend show until a friend of ours showed us part of the video he took,” said Alexander Lovell.

He flew over.

Old Samoa will be portrayed in a traditional and contemporary feast and dance, music and theatrical show dubbed as “Dream Show of Arts: Education in Action.”

 

Tauasa Sielu Savea and his dance troupe from Hawai'i

Tauasa Sielu Savea and his dance troupe from Hawai’i

The show has drawn quite a following after last Saturday’s preliminary performances.

The performers are students from these 10 schools:

Lepa Lotofaga College, Aana No1 College, Sagaga College, Avele College, Leififi College, LDS College, St Marys College, Chanel College, Papauta Girls College and Samoa College.

The Teuila Festival was officially opened yesterday with a parade led by the police band.

Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe  Pierre Lauofo delivered the keynote address.

“Tourism is very important to Samoa’s economy and that is why we need to continue developing tourism,” said Fonotoe.    

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Guests at the opening

Moataa village sasa

Moataa village sasa

 

Moataa mauluulu.

Moataa mauluulu.

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