Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan artists and festival organizers are organizing a mini-Kivhan Festival and fundraiser today (Friday 11 March 2016), 3pm–9pm at Wan Smol Bag.
All money raised will go towards Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan’s milestone project, rebuilding the Marae Community Hall on Emae island, which was destroyed during Cyclone Pam.
Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan artists and musicians are inviting the general public, business houses, communities to come to the fundraiser as it will also be a celebration of music one year after Cyclone Pam.
Here’s the live bands and hip hop dance who’ll be performing:
- Masamp Crew
- Modern Roots
- Smol Fyah
- Young Life
- Darrel (Saxo)
- Alme System
- Vanua Zouk
The entrance fee is only 50vt. There will be lots of island food, fresh fish from Marae community, BBQ wings, kava, and the 2015 Zion Fest DVD will all be on sale.
Kivhan organizers thank all partners and sponsors towards tomorrow’s fundraiser.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Here’s Mosuakea string band performing in Dunedin, New Zealand to put you in the mood.
Sapos yu stap mekem turis long Landan, Inglan, map ia bae i helpem yu plante sapos yu wantem jam lo tren o ‘tyub’ (we olgeta man Landan i singaotem) lo wei…
Tankyu olgeta lo pentecostisland.net blong mekem map ia. Tuff tumas!
Local musicians JAY-V ft. Kyman-JEH have a musical message for the people of Vanuatu on Election Day 2016… [Click on image below to watch on Facebook]
Rituals, respect, ancestors, spirits, ‘art’ and kastom in Vanuatu
“Noho’n’dou yene nieve nungute’i numuwo’h yene—
Respect is the foundation of life”1
By Kirk Huffman
The National Gallery of Australia exhibition, Kastom: Art of Vanuatu, is praiseworthy and timely. Praiseworthy in that—as we all know—it seems difficult in Australia to raise interest and support for major displays related to Melanesian cultures. Timely because many areas of Melanesia, including Vanuatu, currently face rapidly increasing threats to their cultural identities and continuity from the potentially detrimental aspects of globalisation and ‘development’.
Of all Pacific nations, Vanuatu is possibly the one that is the most fiercely proud of its multiple traditions—of its kastom. There are a number of possible major reasons for this. Read the rest of this entry »