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Leweton Cultural Experience

Leweton is a community owned and operated business on the Island of Santo, Vanuatu, and this community’s cultural experience is presented by related families from 6 villages from the islands of Merelava and Gaua. Since 2008, they have been sharing their cultural experience with visitors from all around the world. Their village is home to the unique and amazing magical water music, an amazing display of percussion where water is the instrument.

Workshops

The Ancient Art of Water Drumming

Learn Ëtëtung, or water music, with the Lewiton Water Drummers of Vanuatu. Learn how different movements performed in accordance with the water’s surface – splashing, scooping, slapping, skimming and swirling – come together to create a hypnotic sonic and visual experience. Combined with the voices of female singers, water drumming has traditionally been a past time for women. Participants must wear clothes that can get wet and be confident in the water.
Mon, Jan 01
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Leweton Cultural Experience
Lake Gkula
Ages:18+

Weaving Workshop

In Vanuatu weaving, knowledge is shared by both men and women. Baskets woven from the leaves of pandanus trees are made on nearly every island in Vanuatu, and used for many purposes including carrying root crops, fishing and animal traps, and also the creation of toys for children. Leweton is extending that knowledge to their community’s next generation, along with adapting the knowledge to recycle empty washing powder containers, twist-ties and other plastics in order to contribute to environment sustainability. The women will be teaching via a translator. Ages 15+
Wed, Dec 27
11:30AM – 2:30PM
Leweton Cultural Experience
The Nest
Ages:15+
Fri, Dec 29
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Leweton Cultural Experience
The Nest
Ages:15+

SCHEDULES

Agai

Agai, opposite, for every push, a pull awaits. Amidst the fierce flames, lies the calming embrace of water and where the earth stands firm, the breeze dances above. Nature, in all her beauty, is always effortlessly balanced. This mesmerising dance of balance has been beautifully woven into the fabric of our Indigenous and First Nations cultures, reflecting our deep-rooted traditions and cultural practices.

Thu, Dec 28
7:00PM – 7:30PM
Pond
Fri, Dec 29
7:00PM – 7:30PM
Pond
Sat, Dec 30
7:00PM – 7:30PM
Pond
Sun, Dec 31
7:00PM – 7:30PM
Pond

Sand Drawing from Vanuatu

Discover the ancient art of sand drawing from Vanuatu. In this interactive hands-on workshop, artist Edgar from Pentecost Island in Vanuatu will share some designs and stories using the art of sand drawing. Ten people will be able to join, but you can watch too.

Wed, Dec 27
3:45PM – 4:15PM
Sand Stage
Thu, Dec 28
12:20PM – 12:50PM
Sand Stage
Sun, Dec 31
3:00PM – 3:30PM
Sand Stage

The Song RimRim SIAG

Women of Vanuatu sing the song of the Chickens. The dance and movement of the mother hens, leading their little baby ones. They look for food, water and shelter.

Wed, Dec 27
5:15PM – 5:25PM
Sand Stage
Sat, Dec 30
11:00AM – 11:10AM
Sand Stage
Sun, Dec 31
12:00PM – 12:10PM
Sand Stage

Appearances

Mon, Jan 01
4:00PM - 4:20PM
Pond
 
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