Polynesian Cultural Center Launches Island Luau

Family-style outdoor luau draws inspiration from Samoa
As part of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s new Island Luau, Kap Teo Tafiti shares traditional Samoan food with guests. // (c) 2013 Polynesian...
As part of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s new Island Luau, Kap Teo Tafiti shares traditional Samoan food with guests. // (c) 2013 Polynesian Cultural Center

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On May 20, 2013, Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) launches its new Island Luau, an experience centered around the Samoan culture.

Located in the outdoor setting of PCC's Samoan Village, the Island Luau is hosted by the village’s senior ambassador Kap Teo Tafiti, recognized by many guests for his humorous dialogue and audience interaction. Guests can take part in fun activities like basket and coconut plate weaving and coconut shell dancing. Entertainment also features young fireknife dancers and songs and dances dedicated to the coconut tree, an important icon in Samoan culture.

Presided over by the Samoan chief’s court, the Island Luau starts with a shell lei greeting and continues with Samoan versions of popular luau songs, such as the Hawaiian Wedding Song, and Samoan dishes coupled with popular Hawaiian luau foods, including a roasted pig.

The Island Luau runs Mon.-Sat. from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Samoan Village. Introductory promotional prices start at $74.95 for adults and $57.95 for children ages 5-11. In addition to the luau, prices include admission to the new Hawaiian Journey interactive theater presentation, Ha: Breath of Life evening show and all seven island villages represented at PCC.

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