29 Jun 2018

Melanesian Culture and Arts Festival to get underway in Solomon Islands

1:53 pm on 29 June 2018

Performers from around Melanesia are descending on Solomon Islands for a major culture and arts event.

Melanesian Arts Festival

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The Solomons is hosting the sixth Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival which begins this weekend and runs for 10 days.

The festival brings together about 2000 artists and performers from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.

At the last installation of the festival, in PNG in 2014, performers from Melanesian communities in Indonesia's Papua region, Timor Leste and Australia's Torres Strait Islands also attended.