Tabusereia Sing-sing by bobfoto

Tabusereia Sing-sing

Once a month at the Ela Beach Markets, there is a Sing-sing group that perform but my regular readers will know this already and they will also know that I never tire of taking photos of the Sing-sing performers, especially the Motuans from Tabusereia. Their songs of harvest and sailing and feasting and loving are wonderful and just a joy to watch.

And the performers are gorgeous, just a great morning's celebration of Papuan New Guinean culture.

Kekeni animase.

Photo taken 13 December 2008
Wow this Photo is Incredible...the light on his face and his feathers are just awesome! FAV and A Follow! :)
December 14th, 2012  
I'm sure I have a photo of the same kid!!!!!
December 14th, 2012  
Never tire hearing about stories from this wild part of the world and see brilliant photos!
December 14th, 2012  
FAV such an amazing photo
December 14th, 2012  
Sam
Superb portrait .....congrats faved it :)
December 14th, 2012  
@ellimae @gerry - he's a she. A young girl. Luckily her beads are placed strategically. But thank you for the fave and the follow ;)

@onie - I'm sure you do, she was a little star!

@maggiemae - Thanks Maggiemae, a few more sing-sing shots to come.

@nikkic - Thanks Nikki and thank you so for the fave!

@samr - Why thank you Sam, thanks for the fave! :)
December 14th, 2012  
Sorry jason i did not have my reading glasses on
December 14th, 2012  
what a beautiful face and wonderful expression and such a marvellous headdress
December 14th, 2012  
perfect
December 14th, 2012  
This should be in National Geo.! Love the angle, the light, and that beautiful child and headdress. And how you can just see the other two...fav
December 14th, 2012  
Your caption sums it very well. What a wonderful costume. You're sure you're not secretly working for National Geographic?
December 14th, 2012  
fav!
December 14th, 2012  
Awesome portrait shot, Jason. Love the longing look in the boy's eyes and his decorations.
December 14th, 2012  
Fabulous!!!
December 14th, 2012  
FAntastic shot!
December 14th, 2012  
Such a beautiful child, and you have captured a special moment in her look. Some one took a lot of time shaping and cutting the feathers on the headdress. love it.
December 14th, 2012  
wow, amazing shot! I love seeing shots of different people and cultures. Beautiful child!
December 14th, 2012  
Ah, Jason! what a beautiful shot of her ! She is so pretty and that costume in that light is perfect! I have to agree with the others. You should work for Nat Geo.Have you considered submitting any of your photos to them?
December 14th, 2012  
TC
Wonderful portrait...love the lighting and DOF
Well done!
December 14th, 2012  
A lovely portrait!! She has a very endearing face!!
December 14th, 2012  
@gerry - that's quite alright Jerry. You're okay. ;)

@lbmcshutter - Thanks Megan :)

@sarra :D

@espyetta @jannaellen @grammyn - Why thank you ladies, would love to have a photo appear on the pages of Nat Geo, but have no idea where to start and even which photo to submit. This project this year has seen me revisit 16,000 photographs and culling those numbers to the 366 that I will post this year, has been a challenge. I keep coming back each day because of the wonderful comments you all keep posting, and because this is such a wonderful online community. Thanks.

@houdiniem - weeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeee!

@sangwann - Thanks Dione, he's a she by the way ;)

@scooter @chrismarfil - thanks Scooter, thanks Chris!

@tigerdreamer - All of these headdresses and ornaments are carefully stored between sing-sings and it is impressive to see the care and attention that goes in looking after their bilas.

@lfrans - Thanks Liane, it is a great world collection of photographs that the 365 has amassed!

@tctime - Thanks TC :)

@carolmw - she is such a sweetie!
December 14th, 2012  
My word - -that light really found her face!!!! Just gorgeous natural lighting in this shot.....beautiful portrait - yet another fav!
December 14th, 2012  
@sticksandstones - Thank you Jenny :)
December 14th, 2012  
This is such a beautiful shot.. A culture shot at its best
December 14th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - Thanks Michelle :)
December 14th, 2012  
Any of your portraits would be a great addition to the magazine!
December 15th, 2012  
Beautiful!
December 15th, 2012  
Me too. Fav. The unusual eye direction really works here, and I like getting just a touch of the people on both sides. She is so pretty, and manages to look wild and innocent at the same time.
December 15th, 2012  
She really is beautiful.
December 15th, 2012  
@grammyn - awww shucks, thanks. :)

@mandyj92 - Thank you Amanda.

@rvwalker @kjarn - Thanks Ross and Kathy, and yes the PNGean kids are gorgeous.
December 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto em nau!
December 15th, 2012  
@grammyn - Uppercunda catch mulai!
December 15th, 2012  
WOW!! WHAT EXPRESSION!!
December 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto translate!
December 15th, 2012  
Wonderful shot!
December 15th, 2012  
@adifferenteye @ellaelami - Thank you Dar and thank you Ella :D
December 15th, 2012  
@grammyn - tee hee hee...
December 15th, 2012  
Such a brilliant shot!!
December 15th, 2012  
@turning_40 - Thanks Janelle :)
December 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto THAT'S the translation? tee hee hee?!
December 16th, 2012  
@grammyn - nope, that's my reaction....
December 16th, 2012  
@bobfoto I KNEW that! Sarcasm is so hard to show in the written word! ;~} A different tack.............please, Jason will you translate?
December 16th, 2012  
another great capture of a gorgeous face....love the expression
December 16th, 2012  
she sure looks like a star! what a wonderful expression! :)
December 16th, 2012  
@palusami @agentzuckerguss - Thanks Ladies! :)

@grammyn - its a mix of two Tok Ples languages in PNG and has become a bit of a slang catch cry. Uppercunda catch/ketch is from the Highlands and Catch Mulai is from the Islands. They both kinda mean the same thing which is kinda "seeya later". But I mash the two together and all the kids in the settlement next door to where I worked would yell it out to me as I walked past. Always brought a smile to my face!
December 16th, 2012  
@bobfoto Thank you kind sir for taking the time and uppercunda catch mulai! ;~}
December 16th, 2012  
December 17th, 2012  
What a beautiful expression... such a lovely face and the feathers would make it angelic but for the warpaint... such a mixture and it adds up to make a cracking shot
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - the young Motuan girls used to be tattooed with these patterns.
December 28th, 2012  
That's a great shot! I love how the feathers are cut to almost appear like a zig zag line too.
January 3rd, 2013  
@hellcat - yeah I dig the trimming of the feathers... it mimics one of the Birds of Paradise which naturally has feathers like this, but longer.
January 3rd, 2013  
They're naturally zig zaggy?
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - yes
January 4th, 2013  
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