Pacific Islands communities showcase talents during festival

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Pacific Islands communities living in Port Moresby came together and displayed their talent in music and arts on Saturday.
Moresby Festival of Arts and Music (MYFAM) at Sir John Guise Stadium featured dancers and singers from Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tonga, cultural dances from Bougainville and Manus and creative dancers. There were live performances from Pacific islanders like Jara Local, Anna Tupou (Samoa), Elbig Raings, Sean Rii, Narxson and DIDI/Mikes.
“The event is basically to showcase talents from Pacific Islands countries and their background in music and arts through vocal or dance,” the managing director of sponsor Mahana Multimedia Company Randall Betuela said.
He said it was the first big event the company had hosted in the hope of uniting communities and displaying their talents and also learn from each other.
“We are really happy with the outcome and hopefully make it into an annual event,” Betuela said.
He said Mahana Multimedia Company was established earlier this year in Milne Bay and hoped to look for creative ideas to unite communities.
There were stalls set up, with people selling craft and traditional attire.