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Purdue Polynesian Cultural Club hosts annual Luau

Never been to Hawaii, New Zealand or any of the other Polynesian Islands?

Posted: Apr. 27, 2018 11:37 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — If you've never been to Hawaii, New Zealand or any of the other Polynesian Islands, the Purdue Polynesian Cultural Club has you covered.

The group hosted the third annual Luau Friday night at Loeb Playhouse on Purdue University's campus. Those who attended the event were brought into the traditional cultures of the Polynesian Islands.

Special performers from across the country performed rituals, songs and dances.  Conrrad Nicholls is the president of the club. He said he hopes events like these educate those who attend. 

"That is one of our major goals -- to not only share our message, but to educate as well. So when people leave here, they have a better understanding of what Polynesia is," said Nicholls. "For example, people only think of Polynesia as Hawaii. No one knows that it covers several thousand other islands."

Performers also invited members of the audience up to practice a traditional ritual.

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