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Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. It is a town of approx 25,000 and lies on the "Highlands Highway" approx 285km from Lae in Morobe province and 90km from nearby town of Kainantu also in the Eastern Highlands. Other nearby towns include Kundiawa in Simbu Province and Mount Hagen in Western Highlands Province.

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IMG_8092 Part of International Photo Competition

IMG_8092 Part of International Photo Competition
Made by ingetje tadros
This photo is from a series of 13 In search of face painters during The Goroka Festival in Papua New Guinea, pls VOTE for me at www.onelifephotos.com/ingetjetadros The staging of the Goroka Show started back in 1957 at the Independence Park opposite the Goroka Main Market. It was first introduced and organized by Australian Kiaps. Kiaps from each district built round houses typical of thier districts. It is they proudly displayed cultures of their districts. The kiaps brought in singsing groups from their area and as we have some twenty nine languages and societies it was reflected in their culture. These days the Goroka show is partly a tourist event, but it's a rare opportunity for travellers to experience the customs of over a hundred tribes that populate the Papua New Guinea highlands. During the course of the weekend the tribes gather for music, dancing, showing-off and extraordinary displays of tribal rituals. The Goroka Show was held on 17th, 18th and 19th September 2010. www.ingetjetadros.com/

Big Lens

Big Lens
Made by kahunapulej
I think this guy's lens length was equal to the distance from the lens to the lady he was photographing. The Goroka show is a major tourist event, and lots of people come to take pictures. Most of the time I try to frame and/or crop the photos to keep the other photographers and onlookers out, or at least not terribly obvious. Sometimes, though, I'm as amused or entertained by the sight of the photographers as by the colorfully decorated subjects of their photography. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Very Close Up Mt. Hagen Man

Very Close Up Mt. Hagen Man
Made by kahunapulej
This guy thought I was a rich tourist. Why not? My skin is whiter than his, and I had a nice camera. He kept asking a lady standing nearby to translate while he asked for things. I started joking with him in fluent Tok Pisin... and asked him to back up a little, since a maximum wide angle shot of the nose isn't always the most flattering. I have to admit that it is interesting, in this case, though. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Too hot for marsupial skin coverings, but...

Too hot for marsupial skin coverings, but...
Made by kahunapulej
It was too hot for marsupial skin coverings, but if I took a similar picture of the tops of the majority of the women in the sing-sing, it wouldn't get through the family-friendly picture filter. When it comes to clothes, it seems that what is OK and normal in one place isn't always OK in another. This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Bee Pee Boys and Nose Jewelry

Bee Pee Boys and Nose Jewelry
Made by kahunapulej
Feathers and weapons. Please note: in this culture, men holding hands does not mean what it means in San Francisco or Sodom. It just means friendship and agreement. No more. Actually, there are many more cultural differences than just that. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Sitanisekisay  Konio Helicopter Hat

Sitanisekisay Konio Helicopter Hat
Made by kahunapulej
One has to wonder how far back a traditional outfit goes when it includes an oversized helicopter hat. The style may go back generations, but rotary wing aircraft haven't been around this part of the world all that long. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Asaro Mud Man with Leaves

Asaro Mud Man with Leaves
Made by kahunapulej
The leaves are supposed to be scary. Actually in an area where there was way too much witchcraft and fear of witchcraft, they were. This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Stern Mt. Hagen Man

Stern Mt. Hagen Man
Made by kahunapulej
The frown on this man is part of the stern look of a warrior that goes with this outfit. He was actually happy to pose for me, and smiled when I thanked him for the picture. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Asaro Mud men

Asaro Mud men
Made by kahunapulej
These are Asaro warroirs. Their weapon is fear. They scare the enemy away. It actually worked, once upon a time. The tradition continues. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

All dressed up for the Goroka Show

All dressed up for the Goroka Show
Made by kahunapulej
This guy was smart to rest in one of the few shady spots on the parade ground. This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Amon women dancing

Amon women dancing
Made by kahunapulej
These are Amon women from the Western Highlands Province, dressed in traditional ceremonial attire and dancing. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Asaro mud men unmasked

Asaro mud men unmasked
Made by kahunapulej
...but they still have their mud and leaves. This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Photographer in the line of fire

Photographer in the line of fire
Made by kahunapulej
I'm glad this dancer wasn't mad at me. :-) This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Is it comfortable?

Is it comfortable?
Made by kahunapulej
Natural clothing for dancing, not sitting. This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Learning Tradition

Learning Tradition
Made by kahunapulej
Ororingo Lapi Children from Marawaka, Eastern Highlands Province, learning traditions by doing. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Smiling Lady with Painted Face

Smiling Lady with Painted Face
Made by kahunapulej
I like this picture. It hints at some of the best parts of Papua New Guinea. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Man bilong Hagen

Man bilong Hagen
Made by kahunapulej
Mount Hagen man This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Mt. Hagen Women with Marsupial Skins

Mt. Hagen Women with Marsupial Skins
Made by kahunapulej
Nice, soft tree kangaroo skins are part of an interesting outfit. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

Nose feathers and kundu drums

Nose feathers and kundu drums
Made by kahunapulej
This is part of the Goroka Show 2009, where groups from many parts of Papua New Guinea come to celebrate and display their unique cultural songs, dances, and customary dress. Photo by Kahunapule.

Ororingo Lapi Women

Ororingo Lapi Women
Made by kahunapulej
Ororingo Lapi women from Marawaka, EHP. This photo is from the Goroka Show, one of the largest gatherings of traditional sing-sing groups in Papua New Guinea. Here, you can see and hear a wide variety of tribal festive traditions on display.

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