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The University of Guam Endowment Foundation in junction with the Micronesia Area Research Center welcome guests to attend their fundraising event of love traditions in the Micronesia at the Guam Museum this Friday.
In recognition of MARC’s 50th anniversary in Aug. 23, 2017, the MARC hosts celebratory events each month until its August 2018 gala.
The MARC fundraiser, “How to say I love you” will feature demonstrations of Kantan Chamorrita, songs between men and women as they worked together to complete big projects; the weaving of Mwarmwars, floral head garment; and the love stick, part of a traditional courtship ritual.
“In a larger sense we are communal in that our love transcends to family, friends, neighbors, and our islands,” said LeVonne Guerrero-Meno, administrative officer at Marc. “The event will demonstrate how our people express love throughout Micronesia.”
Guests will be treated by live entertainment by Patrick Palomo and Andrew Gumataotao, a chesa or tasting bar serving different kinds of kelaguen, and an open bar serving beer and wine.
During the event, the Guam Museum will feature the Festival of the Pacific Arts, a showcase of the best arts and crafts in our region, guests will be able to view this exhibit for free, said Guerrero-Meno.
Proceeds for the fundraiser will help towards the development and publication of a contemporary history of Guam book and related projects for MARC, said Guerrero-Meno.
The festivities begin 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tickets may be purchased early at the MARC Library or the Endowment Office for $40 dollars or $50 on the day of the fundraiser.
For more information, you may reach the MARC at 735-2160 or the Endowment at 735-2957.
Source: Google News : http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018/02/15/marc-features-traditional-love-practices-micronesia/335983002/