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Thank you to our sponsors, booths, performers, volunteers, and attendees for supporting PIFA by attending the Festival. 
Our PIFA Facebook page includes many pics from the Festival.  We encourage you to tag us in a picture or video you have so we can share.

The 2016 photography team is Bryson Kim, Michael Lagman, Lance Pecchia, and John Bryant.

 
Please "like" our Facebook page to see pictures and videos.

Heali'is Polynesian Revue
The group has performed for the past 45 years under the direction of Kathy Gore. 

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Na Pua Ilima O Kehaulani
Under the direction of director and choreographer Kehaulani Wilson based in south San Diego.
 
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Leiisa
The San Diego group is headed by family members Johnny, Angel, Tila, Jeannie, and Saua.
 
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Imahen Taotao Tano
Under the direction of Rosemary Mantanona Imahen Taotao Tano has dedicated years in promoting the Chamoru culture of Guam.
 
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Pride of Polynesia
Based in San Diego.  Founded in 1992 by the Leiataua family under the direction of Susan Leiataua.
 
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Varua Tahite E
Based in Oceanside under the direction of Torea King with her son Cody and daughter Shanette.
 
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Kaleo Onalani
Under the direction of Ida and Siaosi Veimau this group has shared the cultures and heritages of various Polynesian cultures.

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Kutturan Chamoru Performers
A Long Beach based group formed in 1993 headed by Heidi Quenga. KCP promotes the Chamoru culture of the Marianas Islands in Micronesia.

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Halau O Keka`eilaua`eokalani Pa`Olapa
Located in San Marcos.  Kumu Hula Keka'eiluau'eokalini Haupu has Uniki'ed under Loea Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.
 
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Hot Hula
ANNA-RITA SLOSS created HOT HULA fitnessŪ, a Polynesian based workout in 2009. She choreographed different movements from the Islands of the Pacific into a dance routine where the actual choreography was broken down to the Polynesian drumbeats.

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Island Fire Fitness
Headed by Janelle Cuizon Fejeran.  IFF is a unique total body workout program to prepare, learn and perform the Samoan "Siva Afi" fire-knife art form. 

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Irensia
Originally founded by Cira Oliva McMillan on Guam in 1995.  Irensia has grown and evolved under the direction of Richard and Alyssa Duenas.

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Tupua Productions
Located in Orange County, under the direction of Stephen Seanoa.  Like us on Facebook - Follow us on Instagram #ATasteOfTUPUA;  www.tupuaproductions.com

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Taupou
Is under the direction of Kiki and Mike Solia. San Diego is the home of TAUPOU SAMOA of 26 years providing professional Polynesian entertainment with authentic songs and dances of Polynesia!

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Tamari'i Mata'irea
Established in June 2006 in Stockton, CA, Tamari'i Mata'irea is directed by Yolanda Amen, along with her husband Kevin and their children Matthew, Colie, Marcus, Sean and Melanie.
 
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Groups that performed in past festivals
Samoan Community Council Dancers
The Samoan Community Council of San Diego Dancers have been performing at PIFA since its inception in 1994.
 
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Motu Nehenehe
Headed by Babe Valero Motu Nehenehe is a professional Polynesian dance company in existence for over 20 years
 
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Polyrobics
Group exercise activity headed by Kiki Solia

 
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Tevakanui
Under the direction of Henry and Yvette George this group is based in Las Vegas.
 
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Jean Kalani Dancers
Based in San Diego under the direction of Kumu Jean Kalani.
 

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Halau o Noelani
Under the direction of Kumu Hula Samantha Noelani Weaver-Aguon is located in Los Alamitos.
 
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No Limit Souljahz 4 Christ
The group is directed by Pastor Joseph Leasau.
 
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Guam Delegation
Consists of 3 main Guma houses that focus on the perpetuation and promotion of the indigenous culture of the people of the Marianas Islands.
 
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St. Rita's Catholic Youth
The Autalavou Katoliko Samoa Youth was founded in 2002 based at St. Rita's Church.
 
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Tioata
Located in Carson and founded by the Tui Family.  The group is well known for their Maori dances.
 
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Nonosina
Based in Anaheim founded by Estella "Nonosina" Reid was established in 1965.
 
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Lokelani's Rhythm of the Islands
Headed by Kathy Lokelani Kaahanui-Asuega and Roy Taoleiumu Asuega.
 
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Halau Hula Na Lei O Liana
Based in San Diego under the direction of Kumu Liana Iona.
 
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Tongan Methodist Church
The youth of St. Marks Methodist Church share the traditional dances of the Tongan Islands.

 
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Te Hono Hura Nui
Based in Tahiti and Southern California.n  Directed by Tatiana Coyner founded by Coco Tirao.
 
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Samoa Atoa
Based in Oceanside and formed by Karen Setefano and Alfred Aliipule.

 
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Kahurangi
Traveling professional dance troupe from New Zealand.
 
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Hula Halau O Lilinoe
Was founded in 1981 by Sissy Lilinoe and Lincoln Kaio in Carson.  Strive to teach our haumana is hula is a way of life.
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Micronesian Association of So California


 
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He Nani O Polynesia
Performs the dances from South Pacific Islands for the past 10 years.  Based in Chula Vista.
 
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Other PIFA photos
Crowd Pictures
Crowd Saturday
2016 new
Crowd Sunday
2016 new
Crowd Saturday
2014
Crowd Sunday
2014
Crowd Saturday
2013
Crowd Sunday
2013
Crowd Saturday
2012  
Crowd Sunday
2012 
Crowd Saturday
2011 
Crowd Sunday
2011 
Crowd Saturday
2010 
Crowd Sunday
2010 
Crowd Shots
2009
Crowd shots
2008
Crowd shots 
2007
Opening procession
Procession
2016 new
Procession
2014 
Procession
2013
Procession
2012
Procession
2011
Procession
2010  Other Entertainment
Miss PIFA, scholarship presentations
Festival Program
2016 new
Festival Program
2014
Festival Program
2013
Festival Program
2012 
Festival Program
2011 
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2010 
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2009
Festival Program
2008
Festival Program
2007
Other Entertainment
Other Entertainment
2014
Other Entertainment
2013
Other Entertainment
2012 
Other Entertainment
2011 
Other Entertainment
2010
Other Entertainment
2009
 Other Entertainment
2008
Other Entertainment
2007
Booths
Booths
2016  new
Booths
2014
Booths
2013
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2012  
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2011  
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2010 
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2009
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2008
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2007
Cultural Villages
Cultural Village
2016  new
Cultural Village
2014
Cultural Village
2014
Cultural Village
2013
Cultural Village
2012 
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2011 
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2010 
Volunteers
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2016  new
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2012 
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2011 
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2010 
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2009
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2008
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2007
PIFA Board, VIPs, & volunteers including stage announcers who put in many hours to make the festival happen.
Sunday Service
Sunday Services
2016 new
Sunday Services
2014
Sunday Services
2013
Sunday Services
2012 
Sunday Services
2011 
Sunday Services
2010 
Sunday Services
2009
Sunday Services
2008
Sunday Services
2007
Thank you to all who attended the PIFA Sunday presentation. 
Canoe Regatta
2011 
Sakman Blessing
2010 
Canoe Regatta and Sakman
PIFA  Videos 2016
John Bryant videos
Island Fire Fitness
Varua Tahiti e
PIFA Queen and Princess
Pride of Polynesia
PIFA Queen Present and Past
Opening Ceremony
Hot Hula
Kutturan Chamoru
Kaleo Onalani
Irensia
Tamarii Matairea
Imahen TaoTao Tano
Miss PIFA & Ryley and Ivana Moi
Leiisa Polynesia Dance Group
Tupua Productions
PIFA Princess Cheyenne Solia
Kuhau Halau
Heali'is Polynesian Revue
Taupou Samoa
Michael Lagman videos
Island Way
Leiisa Polynesian Dance Group
Melanie Amen
Ohana Crack Seed
Calituna Fries
Outakes
Ryley and Ivana Moi
Tamarii Matairea Drumming
Miss PIFA Leiisa Case
Bryson Kim videos
Melanie Amen
Ryley and Ivana Moi
Crowns Guam
Miss PIFA Leisa Case
Kehau Wilson
Tupua Productions
Leiisa Polynesian Dance Group
Heali'is Otea
Heali'is Hawaiian
Pride of Polynesian Fire
Kutturan Chamoru
Opake
Kaleo Onalani
Imahen TaoTao Tano
Irensia
Na Pua Ilima
Leiisa Drummers
Leiisa Opening Number
PIFA  Videos 2014
John Bryant videos
Samoan Community Council (Sun)
Tevakanui
Kutturan Chamoru Foundation
Kaleo O Nalani
Heali'is Polynesian Revue
Leiisa
Imahen Tao Tao Tano
Michael Lagman videos
National Anthem
Bryson Kim videos
JC Squad with Tila Case
PIFA  Videos Archives
Tribal Theory
B.E.T
Heali'is Polynesian Revue
Na Pua Ilima
Pride of Polynesia
Mialani Love's Senior Project
Behind the scenes footage at PIFA 2010.  Also footage of the Procession and Entertainment.
 
 
 
 
 
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