Association gears up for fafa-fabulous evening

The Samoa Fa’afafine Association’s Independence Variety Extravaganza tomorrow night is an opportunity to give back to the community.

So revealed the President of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association, So’oalo Roger Stanley, during a press conference at S.S.A.B yesterday.

Two days from the 55th Independence celebrations, So’oalo said they are excited and looking forward to a great time at the E.F.K.S. hall, Sogi and he has extended an invitation to members of the public to join them.

 “Our charity is an annual event of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association with the utmost aim to give back to the community,” said So’oalo.

“For this year’s show, first and foremost is our contribution in celebrating the 55th independence of Samoa. The other main aim is the platform to showcase the talents of our fa’afafine and our young ones.”

So’oalo said there will be something for everyone.

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“This is an opportunity to showcase their talent, show their creativity with fashion, to boost their confidence by being exposed to an audience and the public especially in entertainment.

 “In the show there will be opera singers...fashion lines, there will be lot of dancing but the main aim is to try to entertain the crowd and get the exposure for these major sponsors.”

So’oalo said the show will also pay tribute pioneers of the Faafafine community who have passed on.

“The show will also pay tribute to all these girls (who have passed away) especially Tara Poumare and others...and these are some of the main objectives of this main event.”

For $20 a ticket, proceeds will be given to the Mapuifagalele Home of the Elders. 

 “For our show tomorrow please bring your whole family.

“Our special acknowledgements to our major sponsors S.S.A.B. as well as TV1, these have been the core businesses that have always been assisting us throughout the year. Thank you very much.”

Tickets can be purchased from S.S.A.B. or at the door of the E.F.K.S. Hall tomorrow evening.

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