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January 23, 2021

Awalava promoting culture to raise school funds

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Call to preservPNG’s rich cultural diversity has been renewed this time – The National Cultural Commission.

Director – policy, planning and research Ombone Kaiku, speaking atthe Awalavatheatre group media conference in Port Moresby, encouraged citizens to take pride intheir culture and traditions.

The Awalava Theatre Group underthe Kulele Flute Charmer Production is from Goodenough Island, Milne Bey Province.

Mr Kaiku says for the last 17 yearsthe group has promotedthe indigenous ways throughtheir public performance.  As a token of appreciation,the commission donated three thousand kina.

The University of Papua New GuineaTheatre Arts offered a helping hand tothe Kulele’s withthe facility use free of charge.

The group is in Port Moresby raising funds to assiststhe construction of new classrooms and teachers houses, for Saint Michael’s Eloelolona Primary School.

Kulele is a true legend story about a young man of Good Enough Island who was married to a young Rabab lady, after listening to his music from a flute.

Kulele will perform atthe Ullie Beier Theatre UPNG, starting July 10th.


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