13th National Kenu and Kundu Festival

Kenu and Kundu festival underway in Milne Bay

Minister for Tourism, Tobias Kulang officially opened the weekend’s festivities by presenting a cheque of K50, 000 for the festival celebrations.

More than a thousand people attended the first day of the Kenu and Kundu Festival.

A flight with 42 people on board also flew in straight from Brisbane to witness the festival.

Apart from the Minister for Tourism, other MP’s like Steven Davis, Gordon Wesley and Governor Titus Philemon also made guest appearances at the festival.

Milne Bay’s biggest cultural event

The festival has grown from strength to strength, edging Milne Bay Province to the forefront of tourism in PNG.

It is also this year’s last cultural festival, according to the Tourism Promotion Authority – PNG Cultural and Special Events Booklet 2016.

The festival was first held in Alotau in 2003 and this year will see the 13th National Kenu and Kundu Festival.

The Festival is a celebration of the traditional sailing canoes and kundu drums that are an integral part of life in Milne Bay.