Organiser and Chairlady of Goroka Cultural Festival Keryn Hargreaves said the weekend will see 100 singsing groups displaying PNG's vibrant culture, dancing to the beats of kundu drums and tribal chants.
Hargreaves said: “We have singsing groups coming as far as Southern Highlands, Simbai, Madang, WHP, Simbu, Morobe and Southern.
“We have exciting activities like greasy pole for men and woman, greasy pig for adults and children, body building display, pony rides, traditional target shooting, wood chopping competition and a pillow fight.”
The show will kick off with the Pikinini Festival on Friday with the partners UNICEF and live performance for the children.
Activities also include police band, horse parade, Jokema shows and school parade with schools from EHP.
Other activities include floriculture and bilum display, local talents at the BSP Ampitheter and live performance by Jokema, fireworks display at the Peace Park and a Black and Red show ball.
Hargreaves also confirmed that a film crew from Hollywood will be filming the Goroka Cultural Show as well as a Chinese-based tour company coming to promote the Goroka Cultural Show.
She added that the show is already getting request for 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit.
|Dancer from Goroka|
|Dancer from Chimbu|
|Dancers from Jiwaka|
|Both young and old dancers from Simbu|