20 Jun 2016
New Zealand’s 100-strong artist delegation has been winning hearts and attracting audiences at the Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 in Guam.
The village of Sinajana, where the Aotearoa delegation is staying, also hosted a fiesta for the delegation with entertainment and local cuisine. It was one of the many opportunities, during the festival, for the delegation to share cultures, including enthusiastically received demonstrations and advice on kapa haka.
To see and hear more about our delegation there has been extensive media coverage (links below) and you can also see photos and updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. More information about our delegation and its members is on our website.
TV One, Seven Sharp
- Watch the Aotearoa delegation at the fesitval and an interview with Matt Salapu (aka Anonymouz) about moving art into the modern day whilst still honouring the past on the TVNZ website.
TV One, Te Karere
- Watch traditional Māori puppetry take centre stage at the festival on YouTube.
- Watch kapa haka champions Te Whānau a Apanui and a Chamorro cultural group exchange performance and knowledge on YouTube.
- Watch Maori street artists Charles and Janine Williams leave their mark in Guam on YouTube.
- Watch brother and sister duo showcase the art of tā moko at the Festival of Pacific Arts, on YouTube.
- Watch how months of work by Toihoukura staff and students is paying off for the New Zealand pavilion, on YouTube.
- Watch the spectacular opening of the festival, including arrival of waka, on YouTube.
Maori Television, Te Kaea
- Watch the Kiwi contingent garnering praise and admiration at the Festival of Pacific Arts, on the Maori Television website.
- Watch how artists from different delegations share traditions and issues through their arts, on the Maori Television website.
- Watch the Aotearoa delegation’s exhibition space being opened on the Maori Television website.
- Watch the official opening of the Festival of Pacific Arfts on the Maori Television website.
- Watch the waka flotilla arrival signaling the delegations' arrival to the festival, on the Maori Television website
- Watch the Aotearoa delegation arrive in Guam and an interview with soundscape artist Matt Salapu (aka Anonymouz) on YouTube
Radio NZ – Morning Report
- Hear interviews with First Lady of Guam, Christine Calvo, and award winning Samoan actor/director Nathaniel Lees on the Radio NZ website.
- Has done numerous interviews with Pasifika members of the delegation on the ground in Guam.