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Pacific

Fijian Language Week Celebrations

Past Event
SUN 8 OCT – SAT 14 OCT
MUSEUM ATRIUM AND TE ORO, GLEN INNES, FREE

Irinimeke, Dance fan, Fiji

Auckland Museum Collection: 2014.53.9

“Noqu Vosa Me’u Bula Taka – My Language, Learn it, Speak it, Live it”

Celebrate the language and culture of Fiji at Auckland Museum for Fijian Language Week 2017. A case of Fijian treasures will be on display in the Atrium throughout the week.

Monday 9th October, 12.10pm-12.50pm

Fijian Youth Group Performance, Auckland Museum Atrium, Free 

Join us to watch a performance by this youth group performing traditional Fijian dances in beautiful costumes.

Tuesday 10th October, 10am-12pm

Pacific Collections Access Tour, Auckland Museum, Free but bookings required.

Explore the Museum’s collection of treasures from Fiji. Bookings are essential, please email bafitu@aucklandmusuem.com.

Wednesday 11th October, 12.10pm-12.50pm

Fijian Musical Performance, Auckland Museum Atrium, Free

Tamausu Faalepo and Teuila Vaotuua will perform a set of Fijian folk and contemporary songs and dance. 

OFFSITE Wednesday 11th October, 10am-2pm

Fijian Language Week Celebrations, Te Oro Music and Community Centre, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes, FREE

Join us in celebrating the language and culture of Fiji and take part in our free workshops on traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.

Hear community knowledge holders as they share their inspirations and motivations on why and how they are preserving their languages and cultures in Aotearoa.

Artists, practitioners, musicians and traditional healers come together under one roof in Te Oro in Glen Innes to share their knowledge and celebrate Pacific language and culture.

Thursday 12th October, 12.30pm-1pm

Auckland Museum Waiata Group, Auckland Museum Atrium, Free

Hear Museum staff perform traditional songs from Fiji and other Pacific nations.