A friend showed me this podcast of Tongan men talking about mythology. Perfect mix of traditional oral story telling and techology.
It’s much easier to learn from both dr Mahina AND this podcast. I was also able to go to a birthday party for an older Tongan man where we had kava and talanoa and i was able to get more knowledge about kava, ceremony, cosmology etc. There were creatives: musicians, poets, artists. It was a beautiful night.
I met a poet called Erik Soakai his day job is with Kava. His role is to administer kava and be the master of the the ceremony. during the talanoa he gave us poetry and knowledge of the ceremony.