Old and new religions meet in a farewell singsing

P1050287 Old and new religions meet

Members of a Tolai Catholic congregation take an old singsing format, add religious ikons to their head gear, and sing a sad farewell to their beloved German priest who was heading home on furlough after a prolonged stint in their village. The singsing included a plea to the Bishop to return their priest to them rather than reassign him elsewhere. This was a performance of the singsing at the Warwagira Festival. You can enjoy the festivals staying with the Vavagil Guest House, Kokopo Backpackers' Inn, Kokopo Lodge, or Kadat Guest Haus. You can see singsings like this close-up in villages when you take a tour with Kokopo Tours. P1050287

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