Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Videos of Heiva on Bora Bora

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These videos show the Heiva festival celebrations on Bora Bora, which take place in the village square of Vaitape. Each of the communities on Bora Bora prepares an elaborate floral float, and they are brought into the square one at a time. Each float is accompanied by the villagers of that community in traditional dress, usually singing and accompanied by the local string band. Judges award prizes for presentation. Part 1 shows the first 3 floats. Part 2 shows the fourth float, accompanied by dancers representing both traditional and modern forms of Polynesian dance.

Thanks to Christian Wilson for the information.

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