Talanoa Mai Moana : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Talanoa Mai Moana

Pasifika men gather to share their stories of regeneration with song and memories. We invite you to come to the circle. Ulu tonu mai.

Oral traditions have carried the knowledge and history of our people for generations as we have traversed the ocean and settled in other places. In recent times, the challenge has been overwhelming and demanding. Some don’t make it. 

A junction at a crossroads offers a sanctuary - a time to stop and look back so we can heal and rejuvenate. We pay tribute to our tupuna and our guides with the languages and rhythms of the moana.   

Two locations - two nights of tales interwoven with the music and song. Pasifika men will gather to share their stories and memories and invite you to come to the circle. There will be some joyful moments to embrace and some melancholy reflections to soothe. Ulu tonu mai. 






This event has two venues:
Fri: Macandrew Bay Community Hall
Sat: Brockville Community Hall

Casual Admission




Macandrew Bay Community Hall

1 Greenacres St Dunedin 9014

Brockville Community Hall

274 Brockville Road Dunedin 9011

Music Storytelling Whanau/Family

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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