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See us at the Puyallup Fair. 11AM to 8PM


PUYALLUP FAIR, SHOWPLACE CENTER STAGE.  By the Blue Gate. September 12.  11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Guam - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Led by Gary Lizama)

Hafa Adai from the beautiful island of Guam. We are Guma' Imahe, under the leadership of Joel Larimer. Guma' Imahe was founded in March 2012 and continues to grow strong. Next year, Guma' Imahe will be heading to Guam for the Festival of Pacific Arts which is considered the Olympics of Pacific Island Culture. Today, Guma' Imahe will be presenting you with precontact Chamorro dances as well as contemporary dances from the island of Guam. We would like for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spirit of our Chamorro people.

Korea - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Led by Sooa Kim)

  • Buchae Sanjo; Fan dance
  • Seoljanggo: Solo Hourglass drum playing
  • Salpullee; Solo Dance
  • Janggo Chum; group dance with Hourglass drum
  • Seong Mu; Monk's dance
  • Samul Nolee; group playing four different types percussion
  • Pungmul goud; group dance with four different types percussion 


Taiwan - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Led by Bette Sherman)

  • Welcome Dance - The native Taiwanese are a ve0ry friendly people and welcome everyone that visit their Village.
  • Song of Puyuma - This song is from Beinan tribe means, Let's all sing together and be happy.
  • Bamboo love song - The dance of men and women in love, from  Atayal  tribe.
  • Aboriginal Youth - Aboriginal Taiwanese age doesn't define who we are in societal roles because aboriginal Taiwanese stay forever young at heart.
  • Amis sister - This song talks about a girl that is saying goodbye to her boyfriend who is going to join the military, she waves her hand saying goodbye with a smile on her face, but she was really sad.
  • Like in heaven - Formosa is a beautiful paradise, a happy place were one can live free and be without worries. Gathering  dance - Let's  dance  everbody,  just  be happy no worries.   


Hawaii - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Led by Howie Aoyama)

Kupuna Ho'okani consists of musicians, Unko Mel, Unko Lui, and Howie with Tom from the group Northwest Blend, all of whom were born and raised in Hawaii. The hula dancers are part of Halau Hokunani and practices at the Olympia Center under Kumu Eileen. The songs that will be presented on the 12th are a compendium of 13 Traditional Hawaiian and Hapa Haole compositions. 


TO BE ANNOUNCED - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Philippines - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Led by Rose Coggins)

Featuring traditional and cultural dances from different provinces of the Philippines. 


Tonga/Fiji - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Led by Mane Tuiaana)

Featuring traditional and cultural dances from Tonga and the Fiji islands.

Thailand - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Led by Pilay Van Topaz)

  • Rum TepBunTeung (Dance of Invocation).  This is a dance that invokes the blessings from Heaven.
  • Rum TareeKeePat.  a dance from southern Thailand.
  • Khaen solo.  Khaen is a unique wind-pipe instrument from northeastern Thailand.
  • Lao SueyRuey.  One of our most favorite songs.
  • KaangKao Kin Klouey.  Thailand's signature song.
  • Fon PhuThai. A dance from one of Thailand's many hill tribes.
  • Lao DuangDeun.  A beautiful love song composed by a Thai prince.
  • Fon Malai.  A dance from the north.  The song lyrics compare beauty of a northern lady to that of beautiful flowers.
  • Rum Wong Loy KraTong.  A traditional, most well known song and dance during Thailand's Loy KraTong Festival.



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Telephone: (253)383.3900
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