10th Matava'a Festival
10th Matava'a Festival

Nuku Hiva dancers at Taaoa, an ancient sacred site outside Atuona (Photo: Brigitte, svSaba)

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Bird dancer featured in the Haka Manu

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Our friend Cyril is a chief from Tahuata Island

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Photo: svYlang Ylang

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Mom and daughters from Fatu Hiva Island

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Rapa Nui

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Then.....
Then.....
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Now......
Now......

Haka Manu (Bird Dance) photo credit: Marion Dealessandri

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Jacaranda
Jacaranda
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Tapatapa
Tapatapa
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Tapatapa
Tapatapa
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Leslie (svKandu) and I making traditional plates from woven palm fronds

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Umu, traditional oven Photo: svKilian

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Photo: svYlang Ylang

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Photo: svSaba

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Food at the umu

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Dishing it out on a plate of bamboo at the umu

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Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes

Nuku Hiva learning the songs and dances

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Accommodations for visiting delegations

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Bird dance

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A cheeky Rapa Nui dancer prances in the faces of Marquesan men from Hiva Oa to their great delight

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Our friend Cecile from Nuku Hiva

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Melanie was our guide in Ua Huka

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Dancers at Taaoa, an ancient sacred site outside Atuona (Photo: Brigitte, svSaba)

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Getting Ready.....
Getting Ready.....

Hiva Oa practicing in the pouring rain

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Dancers at Taaoa, an ancient sacred site outside Atuona (Photo: svChrispater)

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