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Young Papua New Guineans on a mission to save fading culture by Esther Haro

THEY are young Papua New Guineans out on a mission. A mission not to save the human race from destruction but to save a fading culture.
The fading away of traditional culture and traditions in Papua New Guinea has prompted a group of students from the University of Goroka (UOG) to carry out awareness through a musical production.

The group call themselves the Creative Arts Students Association (CASA) and the students come from different parts of the country and study various courses at the UOG in Goroka in the Eastern Highlands province.

Last weekend, the 37-member group performed their musical production called ‘A Fading Cry’ for the first time at the Divine Word University in Madang.

With lighting effects and sound effects to traditional and modern tunes, the cast portrayed the transition of traditional lifestyles to the modern lifestyle.

The two-hour show, was a hit from the beginning to the end, as the performers dressed up in different traditional attire and danced to different traditional dances from provinces within PNG.

The traditional dances were interspersed with modern themes portraying the transition of traditional law to new laws, bush medicine to modern medicine and traditional gods to the coming of Christianity.
A second year inservice student, Rayne Robert Aneisia, said the aim of the musical production was to instill in the people how life was before, how life is today and what will life be for everyone in the future.

Mr Aneisia who hails from New Ireland and North Solomons province wrote the play after reflecting and seeing how the PNG tradition was fast fading.

He said the young people today were the ones who would either destroy or preserve their tradition.

He said they decided to perform in universities because young people who were studying in universities will soon be working out in the different sectors and raising a family.

“It is important that they know that our culture is fading and they should help to preserve it so that it is passed down,” he said.

The three main issues highlighted in the play are environmental, social and political issues.

Mr Aneisia said the traditional way of life taught people about respect and honesty.

He pointed out that in today’s society, issues like environmental pollution, crime and corrupt leaders have come about because people have forgotten the traditional morals of honesty and respect.

Through the play, the students hope to make the public more aware of the fading culture and to make sure that they still preserve them because it is culture that gives people their Melanesian identity
The CASA group is planning to stage their next production at the University of Technology in Lae, Morobe province.

Mr Aneisia said they were also contemplating on performing at the University of Papua New Guinea but they needed financial support.
The CASA group was formed early last year.

The students came together with a common aim and that is to expose their talent through a musical production to drive the message to the masses.

The group seeks financial support from interested organisations to assist them in performing their play in educating the people.

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