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Melanesian Traditional Festival - Port Vila Forum
To go to a traditional Melanesian festival (eating and dancing) - not only to a "tourist" one. The Ekasup Tour is another one I haven't done, but has a good name for being a little more genuine, I think it's a real town. We' had the best times in Ekasup on the AnniG page.
The Ekasup is generally considered the best. Perhaps I am a little biased since I am in Egor town and the owners, operators is my immediate neighbor. It was great....!!!!!!...A real locals' party with real locals' food.......
In some cases we found the food very delicious..... It was a musical evening with a pulsating dance and a full evening of laughter....... Hopefully you will join the discussion by publishing an open subject or start a new one.
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Melanesian and missionaries: Ethnohistorical study of social and..... - Darrell L. Whiteman
L. Whiteman is Professor of Cultural Ethropology at the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary, and editor of the journal'Missiology'. Mr. B.A. from Seattle Pacific University and a PhD in Humanities from Southern Illinois University. His research and missionary experiences include Central Africa, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
In his research and writings, he focuses on the missionary role of agent of cultural transformation, the evolution of the Third World and tribal Christianity. It works proactively with various organisations and confessions to train for intercultural service.
Vanuatu's first Slovene-Food event organized by Tanna - great hit
Café Pacific at the Tupunis Festivals on Tanna Isle. The first Slow Food Festivals took place on Tanna in Vanuatu - the Tupunis Slow Food Festivals - and it was a complete come-back. Tupunis, in Tannesian terminology, is a concept for the persons responsible for the management of terrestrial and marine ressources.
Last week's Tupunis Slow Food Festivals on Tanna Island encouraged and emphasized the traditional Melanesian nutrition and conservation practices that have been used for years by Melanesians to help them lead healthier lives on their isles. Locally grown food plants are playing a major role in the catastrophic periods in Vanuatu, such as cyclones, quakes, tidal waves, drought and a "modern" threat - noncommunicable illnesses such as diabetics, low-colesterol, high-bloodpressure, and adiposity.
Slow Food is a worldwide move launched a few years ago to encourage and revitalise traditional and domestic food that is threatened by the world' s rapid food crisis. Everyone knows "fast food" - process food, GM seed that resists beetles and insects but never germinates, industries and slaughterhouses, lost old cultures, excessive use of process food packaged in plastics, excessive use of food ingredients such as food colouring, food colouring, chemical and other ingredients.
Fast-food is an important part of our nutrition, even if it is not wholesome and traditional and regional prescriptions are getting wasted. Melanesia still has a long history of strength and the Tupunis Slow Food Festival was organized to give the old and smart people the opportunity to exchange their abilities.
The Tupunis Food Festivals, organized by the Slow Food Commitee in Vanuatu and financed by the Christensen Fund, provided a great occasion to collect some prestigious food from various Melanesian lands - Kanaky, Solomon Islands, PNG and Bougainville and Fiji - with the goal of introducing native cultures and prescriptions and talking about traditions, cultures and resistance in their own cultures.
Delegates from the Minister of Agriculture and Biosafety, the Minister of Agriculture and Biosafety, the Minister of Health and a group of experts and field workers exchanged their expertise, while the Torba, Penama, Shefa, Tafea, Sanma and Malampa attendees presented their regional dishes, regional cultures and traditional conservation techniques to revitalize and emphasize their capacity to cope with the climatic catastrophe - cyclones, droughts or torren.
The Tupunis Slow Food Festivals reinforces the benefits of keeping the Melanesian tradition going. is a Vanuatu Daily Post report.