Adrian Keefe

I have had the pleasure of wandering among the Enga during the Cultural Show since 1978. The generations come and go but that inimitable spirit of Enga shines as brightly these days as it did back then. It is heartening to know that Engan culture is valued, respected and loved as the knowledge is passed along. Enga has an unmistakable sound to the singsing. It is different from that of Hagen or Goroka and very different from coastal sounds. To hear the Engan singsing is to know the past. It b...
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Graham Ellis

The danger of copying western style is that important aspects of local culture may be lost.Being a developing country does not and should not mean just copying things from developed countries. The show had attracted many people to Enga, previously referred to as the “wild west” but now the “mild west” of PNG. As developing country, PNG sometimes copy things from developed countries such as Australia. I do not want you to look at Western civilisation and think that ‘West is best’. That is on...
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2016 Sponsors

It is indeed astonishing to have a dedicated and committed group of institutions and individuals who have been loyal and proven trust worthy in good and bad times each year in making the Enga Cultural Show a success. To our valued sponsors, it is an honor to have you all on board and thank you all individually for your noble and unprecedented support this year and over the years despite adverse economic recession and upheaval we are faced with in this country. At such times, when we needed yo...
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Mapai Transport Limited Gives to 2016 Enga Cultural Show

(source;National News paper) Mapai Transport Limited (MTL) which has been dedicated to providing freight services to all highlands provinces as well as coastal provinces in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1990 is one of the sponsors of this year’s Enga Cultural Show. Following a cheque presentation of K20, 000.00 to the Enga Show Committee (ESC) in Lae this week on Wednesday, MTL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kevin Bruce Christie, said that Mapai never forgets its roots in Enga as it g...
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2016 Enga Show Promotes Culture and Strengthens Links

(Source:National News Paper) The 2016 Enga Show has brought together people from all five districts in Enga. This year’s show is different in that it seeks to promote and strengthen links between Enga and Hela provinces. The event attended by tourists and sponsors has prompted the Enga Provincial Government to consider building a new showground. What appeared to be a slow sluggish morning disguised the hidden energy displayed when the many clans converged on the soccer field in t...
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Enga Made Expo

ENGA MADE PRODUCT EXPO! The Enga Cultural Show Committee  discusses with based community groups  and individual entrepreneurs to promote their local made product.This show event is to showcase the traditional and modern industries and products that are made in Enga,and these will to demonstrate and exhibit products and services through initiatives such as; Modern and Traditional Garments Modern and Traditional Bags/Bilums Sand Painting and other contemporary arts and crafts Lo...
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Arts & Crafts Expo

  ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO! The Enga Cultural Show Committee (ECSC) has embarked to undertake various new initiatives involving the six districts of Enga to exhibit their art and craft making talents during the show. The group of participants each are organized to undertake art and craft making in such activities as; Api Buingi Nuu Mandi Pingi Anga Tuli Walyingi Poto Kende,Wau Kembu Kipu Miningi Balu Kangala Pingi Kuru Walyingi Yanda Tuku Wasingi Ai Yana Pingi...
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2016 show Activities

Below are the list of activities that will be performed and displayed in this years' (2016) show Rituals This year 2016, there are twelve participants who  will take part in various ritual displays. Most of the activities display are related to fertility and healing and following are some known in Engan vernacular: Gote Mauwa Yaowenge  [Religious rituals offering to appease sky deities] Akali Malu pepe miingi  [ Rituals for consulting dead] Wape Kana Tapeng [Hot stone handin...
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