Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival

Over K50,000 committed to Digaso festival

The presentation was made to the Festival committee member recently at the Daga village in the Southern Highlands Province.

ExxonMobil PNG’s Pipeline Operations Supervisor, Noah Pingin, in presenting the cheque, said the festival continues to be an important event because it helps promote the uniqueness of Kutubu’s rich socio-cultural practices and traditions through dress, song, dance and food.

“We are honoured to be part of this community driven initiative that aims to preserve cultural heritage and promote tourism in the areas in which we operate,” Pingin said.

Daga village to host Digaso festival

With the theme “Strongim na Wok Bung Wantaim”, it calls for the local communities to share ideas, strengthen each other and work together to enhance growth in their communities.

The festival continues to bring hope to more than 40 different indigenous conservation communities from Kutubu, Bosavi and Kikori areas as well those from Hela, Enga and the nearby surrounding LLGs.

​Kundu and Digaso Festival is on again!

The theme for this year’s festival is “My Song, My Dance, My Story, Saving my home for tomorrow”.

Two fun-filled days are planned to mark the 7th festival.

Exquisite traditional dances and singsing from all parts of Southern Highlands and neighbouring provinces will be showcased.

Featured over the 2 days also will be canoe racing,  contemporary performances, rich cultural activities, arts and crafts displays and demonstration of the Digaso oil and trading links between Kutubu and Kikori.

Festival promotes cultural practices

The Festival Dinner held earlier this month raised K283, 700 towards supporting this year’s festival set for September.

The fundraiser event attracted commitment of organisations and government bodies such as the Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), Southern Highland Provincial Government, Exxon Mobile PNG and Mineral Resource Development Corporation.

TPA CEO, Jerry Agus said PNG is the cultural mecca of the world. However, he said our cultural practices is under threat and events such as the Kutubu festival is a way to preserve and protect our unique and diverse heritage.

VIDEO: Festival promotes cultural practices

This year will mark the 7th year running and the organising committee has already begun securing sponsorship.


Sophie Yaruso with more 




Help support Digaso festival!

The local organising committee is inviting interested persons/groups to support their fundraising dinner on Friday, August 11, in Port Moresby.

The dinner will be held at the Holiday Inn and will help organisers prepare for this year’s 7th Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival. Tickets are selling from K500 per person and K5000 for a table of 10.  

Funds raised from the dinner will support the energy, aspirations and appreciation for this year’s festival, says Andrew Igimabo, KK&DF deputy chairman.