One thing is fact, it doesn't matter if you're Tongan, Tahitian, Samoan, Hawaiian, Fijian, Maori etc- when it comes to dancing, at the very core, a true island man is graceful. There's this westernized thinking that your gender or sexual orientation is defined by the way you dance or by certain colors or what you wear and what chores you do in your house. That's all superficial.
Where we Samoans come from our Pacific men have big smiles and dance with soft hands, they wear whatever color flower they want in their ear, wrap themselves in skirts and cook & clean for their families. Because in the Pacific, a real man isn't determined by his appearance but by the fruits of his labor.
This year I wanted to highlight the Samoan man's gracefulness & fluidity. Many of us are so accustomed to seeing boys in general butcher what could be a beautiful dance because they're too focused on showcasing their masculinity. The boys of Nonosina made me so proud for stepping out of their usual mindsets, willing to understand and learn that true siva samoa is from the unfiltered heart.
Special shout out to my brother & right-hand man Mr. Allen Noa @pono562 for helping me bring this all to life & for being the prime example of siva samoa to these extraordinary men of Nonosina.
Thank you boys! @jaybizzle_ @kekaiboii @a_itula21 @raymataele @siakisii @siisiaki Steven, Geranimo, Pati & Kingsten
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