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Festival report

WESTERN SAMOA

Wicked magic

The Seventh Pacific Festival of Arts

Karen Stevenson


Pacific Sisters performing at the Pageant of Costumes, photograph Karen Stevenson

The celebration of the past, present and future through the exposition of culture in its various artforms, and the expression of artforms through culture, has ignited the fire that fuels each successive festival.1

The Pacific Festival of Arts was created by the South Pacific Commission with the idea that it would help to perpetuate the arts of Pacific peoples. The first festival was held in Fiji in 1972, followed…

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