CINAT overwhelmed by support

Wednesday June 01, 2016 Written by Published in Culture
The colourful Cook Islands contingent perform a kapa rima (action song) in front of an appreciative crowd in Guam. 16053111/Manny Crisostomo The colourful Cook Islands contingent perform a kapa rima (action song) in front of an appreciative crowd in Guam. 16053111/Manny Crisostomo

The COOK Islands National Arts Theatre (CINAT) team at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam is well supported by the locals there.

 

A CINAT spokesperson said they were receiving a lot of support from the people of Guam in between their performances at the festival.

“We have been donated so much food and drink by random people that I doubt very much we can finish it all before we leave. People have been extremely kind and generous to the team,” the spokesperson posted on Facebook.

The team continues its performances at various centres in the capital city of Hagatna.

The Festival of Pacific Arts,  which is held once every four years, will end later this week.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Arerangi Tongia Sunday, 05 June 2016 11:57 posted by Arerangi Tongia

    Kia orana and meitaki maata to our CINAT, Papatua Papatua, Vaitoti Tupa, Maeva Taruia Henry and the rest of our team for representing us well and proudly at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam, Micronesia.
    I have a question to ask because I know that we have a lot of taunga who can compose a pe'e for different occassions.
    Why is it that our CINAT boys perform the same Ka Tu te Upoko... pe'e on many different occassions? They did so per their postings for a birthday, to akaenua a vaka takurua during the welcoming ceremony, and to acknowledge for receiving food donations.
    Is it impossible for the CINAT and/or the Tauranga Vananga to compose a pe'e for a birthday, berthing of the vaka moana, receiving donations, andto acknowledge good deeds of kindness and hospitality ???
    Did we run out of Maori words in our vocabulary that prevented us from composing a pe'e tuoro? a pe'e akatara? a pe'e koperepere? a amu for a different situation?
    E manako akamaroiroi teia,
    e manako akamaruarua teia,
    e manako tauturu teia e te pange
    no te akaara
    i ta tatou au tareni
    e manganui
    e noo tanea ua nei
    ite vairanga nako'anga.
    Akaara ia mai,
    tukuna mai ki te arearea,
    kia kite mai to Iva Nui,
    kia kite mai te kautaunga,
    kia kite mai te kauariki e....
    Ia... haha....
    Aie.... koko....!!!
    Kia orana e kia manuia.

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