Upega Upega too hot at Taumeasina Island Resort

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General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort, Nathan Bucknall, stands proudly with his warriors, Upega Upega and Analei Faamasino.

General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort, Nathan Bucknall, stands proudly with his warriors, Upega Upega and Analei Faamasino.

Last Tuesday night,Taumeasina Island Resort Fire Knife Dancers, Upega So'oalo Upega and Analei Faamasino faced off during Week 4 of the Falatalimalo Siva Afi Challenge

Analei was first on stage and put in a solid, almost faultless performance. It was however Upega Upega who won the night’s Challenge, with dazzling display of skill, and showmanship. The crowd was so impressed, many stayed after the show to congratulate Upega and Analei, and have photographs taken with them.

Experienced Fire Knife Dancer Kome Feagaimalii was joined by Nathan Bucknall, General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort, to judge the Challenge.

“The boys have been looking forward to this challenge and training hard in preparation for tonight,” said Nathan. 

“The level of competition was incredibly intense. Their training really paid off, and I’m extremely proud of them both.”

Hotel guests and visitors to Samoa lined up to congratulate the performers and to grab a souvenir photo of the hot occasion!
Hotel guests and visitors to Samoa lined up to congratulate the performers and to grab a souvenir photo of the hot occasion!
Hotel guests and visitors to Samoa lined up to congratulate the performers and to grab a souvenir photo of the hot occasion!
Hotel guests and visitors to Samoa lined up to congratulate the performers and to grab a souvenir photo of the hot occasion!

Upega will represent Taumeasina Island Resort against a Fire Knife Dancer from another Hotel, during the finals of the Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge.

Next Tuesday, Le Lagoto Resort and Spa from the big island of Savaii,will bring their two best Fire Knife Dancers to battle out Week 5 of the Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge. 

To book a seat for the Faletalimalo Challenge, call Siva Afi Entertainment on 

752 6128 / 26128.

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