PICAA in 2019

We’ve been THAT busy that we haven’t had time to post regularly to our blog here on the website – but we hope that you’ve been kept up-to-date with our PICAA haps through our social media pages via facebook, instagram, and twitter.  In 2019, we took on a few new Associate members – people from community who…

Our ‘Thank you 2019’ video

A quick lil’ video to commemorate a wonderful year of PICAA haps. Thank you 2019! Music: Song ‘We Are Pasefika’ (composed by R. Seumanutafa, 2017). Performed by Pasefika Vitoria Choir, with soloist Samuel Teevale (2019).  

PICAA in 2018 – We Smashed It!!

2018! What a year for PICAA!  We’ve been so busy entertaining everyone this year so we do hope that you’ve kept yourself up-to-date with PICAA haps via our social media pages!  It’s been a great year for us – 2018 being our 3rd year of serving the Arts community of Victoria. So, in this post, we’d…

PROJECT TATAU with Sulu’ape Skinz

In October/November this year, we fulfilled a sacred Samoan cultural project that involved a partnership between PICAA and NZ/Hawaii-based SULU’APE SKINZ, led by Samoan Master Tattooist Su’a Peter Sulu’ape. In Project Tatau, 11 members of our Melbourne Samoan community received the tatau (men) and malu (women) from Sulu’ape over a period of 2 weeks. PICAA’s…

Native Tongue by Mojo Juju feat. Pasefika Vitoria Choir

It’s been a busy year for our amazing group PASEFIKA VITORIA CHOIR  – we’ve gone from strength to strength since first forming in April 2016. Our choir is the first performance group formed under PICAA, and is one that regularly performs all over Melbourne, promoting Pasefika music. There are times when we are invited to collaborate…

UPCOMING EVENTS – Don’t miss out!

Bula! Welcome to our second blogpost since our PICAA website went up.  We made THREE project call-outs over the past 7 days on our facebook page – but you may have missed our posts.  Our classes are starting to fill up so it would be a real shame if you missed out coz you didn’t see…

BLOGPOST #1. ReHavaiki @ The Bowery Theatre (14th July 2017)

Friday 14th July 2017 – what an amazing night that was – our second showing of “ReHavaiki”, a Pacific Island musical written and directed by Asalemo Tofete and musically composed by Rita Seumanutafa.  When people think of a Pacific Island musical show, Hammerstein and Rodgers’ “South Pacific” comes to mind for many theatre goers.  In…