While Emmanuel rehearsed for his drumming function, we had a great catch up. For the good old times :)
Emmanuel playing the drum in the centre, wearing a green T-shirt.
Exploring the island with Rama's Kanak friend, shinny happy people!!
Little hoola dancers in a South Pacific festival in Noumea, where Emmanuel played later.
Once the kava (a grayish cold drink, bade from a root) is the right strength (as deduced from the colour), the ceremony master will call out the nickname of the first recipient using an old archaic formula ("kava kuo heka"). The touʻa will fill the cup and the cup is then brought, often by a young lady, to the intended chief, and brought back afterwards. Then the next name is called, and so forth.
Where's Wally ... I mean the fish??
Our Kava tasting wasn't that pleasant (for me and Emmanuel at least!)... I tell you I rather stick to the chocolate cakes :D