FestPAC is called ‘a beautiful, chaotic mess’

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Aborigines from Australia performing danced onstage at FestPac Village at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Monday, June 10, 2024.

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Top: Regina Meredith, right, of American Samoa, gives a hug to a student from Halau Ku Mana Charter School. The class had spent the morning making tapa at FestPac Village at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Monday, June 10, 2024. Bottom: Aborigine performers from Australia dance onstage.

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American Samoa dancers performed at FestPAC Village at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Monday, June 10, 2024.

HONOLULU — The state’s hosting of the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture is at its midway point, and Makanani Sala, FestPAC operations director, described the event as a “beautiful, chaotic mess.”

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