For love of le siva Samoa

I know it’s been a looooong minute since I’ve posted anything here – I’ve got a full explanation for that, coming up soon (JJW lol) but my friend just sent me this clip to check out and I fell in love all over again with the Samoan siva.

Well done to LOVE.KING for a great rendition of two of my favourite classic Samoan jams: Manu o le vaveao and Mo’omo’oga.

But wow.. Siva Palota from the Sivamua Dance Group really steals the show in this clip.

The taualuga dance is one of our favourite things to talk about because it’s such a showpiece of Samoan celebrations. Everyone’s got their own opinions about what a ‘good’ tualuga looks like, but the basic rules are that it should be graceful… and regal.

I have to say I’m really impressed by the tualuga siva in this video. See how her hands at times are barely moving? The regal poise of her body as she gracefully releases through her arms the story of the song…?

Okay… that’s enough of me trying to be a poet.

Enjoy!

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Known offline as Lillian (Lils, Lei'a) Arp, Hamo Geek Girl is just learning what it means to be Samoan. When she's not here, she's over at Manaui: Savour Oceania mostly talking about her other favourite topic: Food!

3 thoughts on “For love of le siva Samoa

  1. That just shows you how extra talented this girl is, to be that graceful even on the rocks loll but yessss… these days, sometimes the taualuga looks more Tongan or Tahitian even lol. Ehhh JJW. Thanks for keeping our comments moving 😀

    1. I think you are correct Geek, she is an extra talented girl. but her gracefulness over rocks and sands made me believed that she must have slimy feet that conforms to any surface she steps onto. hahaha.. it really made for a smooth and graceful transition from one position to another so elegantly without stuttered breaking motion…lol but its my pleasure to keep comments moving.. lol

      Ok dancing girl, please don’t kill me I’m just joking.

  2. Coming up soon (who?) hahaha chooohoooooooo

    You know, its kinda hard to be graceful when one is dancing on moving sand, and on un-level rocks. I can only imagine if she slips and sits on a pointed rock.. ouch!!!..LOL

    But man these day an age the taualuga is all mixed up with fa’ataupati and other sivas..lol

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