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Tafoe O!

Students and teacher performing tafoe.
Two students holding plastic.

by Hio Kelemete

Every Sunday, a group of Tokelau adults and children meet in Wellington to pass on cultural knowledge. Recently, artist and master carver Paulino Tuwhala guided the group through the task of carving foe (paddles), which they used to perform a tafoe (dance).

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences, Technology

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: action songs, aganuku, belonging, carving, church, community, culture, dance, design, faith, fakatuatua, foe, generations, identity, kaulotu, learning, lotokaiga, lyrics, Pacific, paddles, performing, practice, song, tafoe, teaching, Tokelau, toki, traditions

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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