MICRONESIA IS IN THE HOUSE…at our 36th Pacific Fun Day Annual Festival - MD!! (8/21/2021) Beautiful dancing performed by my amazing daughters (wow!) and me on the ukulele singing an original song, “Tongen Sangkumi” by the late Kaniki, Chuukese/Pohnpeiian Minstrel (circa 1981)!! RIP my friend, Kaniki.
*DISCLAIMER: Although our song (and clothing) are Micronesian, our dance is Polynesian. I was raised in Chuuk….my daughters weren’t. So we decided to bring unity and do a performance that brought the Pacific Island cultures together, incorporating a very old Chuukese Field Day tune…merged with my daughters’ dance choreography. No offense intended—only respect and love￼!!
"Tongen Sangkumi mi penges fan mwari
Mi wewe ngeni emon ketinas…
Ngang upwe ne angeiano manauei
Pokiten fan itomw….."