Goroka Show

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The Goroka Show is a well-known tribal gathering and cultural event in Papua New Guinea. It is a sing-sing held every year close to the country's Independence Day (16 September) in the town of Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province. About 100 tribes arrive to show their music, dance and culture. The festival started in the mid-1950s as an initiative of Australian Kiaps. In recent years it has become a major attraction for both national and international tourists and remains the largest cultural event in Papua New Guinea despite similar shows now being organised in Mount Hagen and other cities around the country.

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  • Photos from Goroka Show - 1957 and 1958
  • Tribal Gathering: The Goroka Show Archived 2006-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  • (1996) Pancorbo, Luis: "El show de Goroka" en "Fiestas del Mundo. Las Máscaras de la Luna". pp. 141–145. Ediciones del Serbal, Barcelona. ISBN 84-7628-168-4