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25 November 2020

Glory, glory- Te Maeva Nui 2019

Monday 29 July 2019 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

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Glory, glory- Te Maeva Nui 2019
The choirs of the Cook Islands opened Te Maeva Nui.Photo by Lawrance Bailey

The choirs of the Cook Islands opened Te Maeva Nui last night with soaring tributes to the islands, their peoples, and to God.

Aitutaki Enua opened the free show for families, followed by choirs from the islands of Mitiaro, Atiu, Pukapuka/Nassau and Mangaia.

They were joined by Rarotonga choirs with sparkling performances from the vaka of Puaikura and Takitumu, as well as the communities of Nikao and Tupapa Maraerenga.

Tonight the competition proper begins as the dancers take the stage …