Commission approves mini-show

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THE National Cultural Commission (NCC) has approved the Kapole Milne Bay Festival as a mini-show and committed K5,000 towards the event to be held on Nov 6 in Port Moresby.
The Milne Bay string band Lausuala and four others are expected to be featured at the show.
NCC executive director Steven Kilanda said the event would be featured in the NCC calendar.
“This is what other Papua New Guineans should do,” he said.
“You do not expect the cultural commission to come to your area to tell you what to do.
“You need to come up with initiatives to promote our unique culture.”
Kapole festival chairman Jimmy Segodi thanked Kilanda for certifying the show.
Milne Bay Community Association member Nixon Solomon said Kapole was an expression of feeling and emotions.
“You can’t describe it in English.
“But it is like you are appreciating home – if only I was there, I wish I was there – something along those lines,” he said.
Segodi said the event was about promoting Milne Bay culture.
“A gap between our old culture and the contemporary.
“We are hoping this event will bridge that gap.
“Promote it (so that) our culture does not die. We will showcase our traditional performances.
“The highlight will be the five string bands.”