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Mount Hagen Cultural Show – Papua New Guinea

 

WHEN – 13th August – 22nd August 2013

LOCATION – Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

 

Mt Hagen is the 3rd largest settlement in PNG, located in the fertile Wahgi Valley of the Western Highlands.  Once a year it plays host to a cultural show that dates back to 1964.

 

What is it - Originally designed for calming tribal animosity by exposing the positive side to life and celebrating cultural diversity, today the show has transformed; growing to attract a large number of regional, provincial and even national tribal dance groups. The Sing-Sings (dance performances) are truly a sight to behold with over 50 tribes turning out to show off the best of their local tradition and compete against each other.

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