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Tapa cloth
Tapa, the Cloth That Binds Us:
Stories from the Oceanic Diaspora

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Tapa, the Cloth That Binds Us
Stories from the Oceanic Diaspora

"Welcome to this installation, this multimedia tapa cloth is a project that we've built collectively. Pieced together, this conceptual tapa cloth expresses the voices of Pacific Islanders here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Student's migration stories, personal photos, poetry, titles of literature by Oceanic authors and contemporary art by Pacific Islander artists are combined with traditional tapa. Tapa cloth: Fijian masi, Samoan siapo, Hawaiian kapa, and Tongan ngatu for the framework for our contemporary and diasporic tapa."

--from the Exhibition statement

Tapa, the Cloth the binds us display cases

Tapa, the Cloth the binds us display case

PACIFIC IN THE CITY:
Celebrating Oceanic Arts
In Honor of National Poetry Month and Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 1:00 - 4:30PM
City College of San Francisco
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg Library

Poetry Reading + Hula Dance
Rosenberg Library, Multimedia Room 305
1:00 Loa Niumeitolu, Tongan American Poet
2:00 Ileana Neves, Portuguese Hawaiian + Mexican Hula dancer

Reception
2:45 Rosenberg Library, 2nd Floor Atrium

Film Presentation (a documentary on tapa cloth)
Rosenberg Library, Multimedia Room 305
3:30 - 4:30 "Kuo Hina E Hiapo: The Mulberry is White and Ready for Harvest"

Sponsored by Rosenberg Library, CCSF Concerts & Lectures, Friends of the Library, Women's Studies Department, Associated Students, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Old Lahaina Luau, The guest Houses at Malanai, and John Tunui

For more information: kconnell@ccsf.edu or 415-452-5546
Event is FREE and open to the Public!
For Disability Access Information, call 415-241-2281

Photos in the Tapa exhibition

 

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