10th Festival of Pacific Arts -- American Samoa -- July 20 - August 2, 2008

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The 3rd Fashion Show

brought down the house

Here are the pictures for the Rapa Nui fashion show presentation. More pictures for the other countries will follow soon.

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As pictures are removed from this page, they will find their way to the Gallery Pages.

Photos by John Newton

Produced locally in American Samoa, this is a true souvenir, loaded with information on the Festival and the participating countries.

Souvenir Program

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Friday Around the Village

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Australia, PNG, Rapa Nui,
Solomon Islands

at the Fagatogo Pavillion

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PNG having fun in the Village

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Members of American Samoan delegation taking part in the ava ceremony to welcome guests to the festival

Tenth Festival of Pacific Arts – guests welcomed with traditional ava ceremony and mats

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pago Pago, American Samoa, Tuesday 22 July 2008 – Both men and women, young and old played their respective roles in the official welcome ceremony for delegates to the Tenth Festival of Pacific Arts in American Samoa yesterday morning. [read more]

Symbolism of SPC gift to Governor of American Samoa
A wooden carving was presented to the Honourable Togiola T. Tulafono, Governor of American Samoa, by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on the occasion of the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts, 20 July to 2 August 2008, Pago Pago, American Samoa:

Artist: Jean-Michel Boene, New Caledonia
Materials: Houp wood (Montrouziera cauliflora), crushed glass and shells

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Tapa on display at the festival village
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Tenth Festival of Pacific Arts – Festival village showcases cultural arts and skills

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pago Pago, American Samoa, Thursday 24 July 2008 – A superb array of arts and crafts and cultural items from around the Pacific is on display at the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts in American Samoa. [read more]







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Thank You

for your kind donation

Our first online donation was received on March 14, 2008. It came to us all the way from France.
Thank you jean-Emmanuel FRANTZ for being so kind and generous.

Another great donation was received from Craig Clausing. Thank you for your generosity.

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