Samoan dance

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Boy performing a Samoa fire dance - siva afi

Samoan dance traditions reflect contact between Samoan culture and other cultures from the East and West. Influences from rap can be detected, but traditional Samoan styles of movement and traditional clothing are also used. The space in which dance is conducted has been interpreted as a microcosm of Samoan society.

Samoan dance has been characterized as a means of maintaining Samoan identity in contact with other civilizations.

Traditional dances[edit]

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