Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

American Samoa and Samoa

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Fiafia or Dance

Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2002
Traditional Samoan dancing, or Fiafia is performed by the church youth group at various Christian events, such as this one at Vaigaga Village, Samoa.
Even the smallest of Samoan events requires elaborate traditional costume and skilled performances of sasa, siva and fia fia - all different forms of traditional dance. This group rehearsed for two months and raised Samoan $2,000. The audience responds to their enjoyment of the performance by throwing money onto the stage or to a particular performer. It's a happy game. Apia Samoa
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji