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Saturday, March 21 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
World Water Day Virtual Film Screening: Water Music

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Leweton Cultural Group hails from the remote tropical northern islands of Gaua and Merelava in Vanuatu, and live in a village in Espiritu Santo where they present, share, and maintain their unique cultural traditions and practises across cultures and generations. This film is the first of its kind, welcoming viewers to explore the life and customs of the village, the mesmerising women’s water music and the energetic sounds of String band Matto. Viewers will be humbled by their friendly and gentle natures, inspired by their simple lifestyles, and captivated by their performances.

This exclusive live stream for Balance-Unbalance 2015 celebrates World Water Day 2015 and connects the conference's themes to an Island community that is experiencing the true ramifications of climate change.

The Leweton Cultural Group performing Vanuatu Women’s Water Music were a highlight for many at Balance-Unbalance 2013 in Australia, and we are thrilled to showcase their new film. 

The Water Music film will be introduced during the Balance-Unbalance program launch event on WaterWheel. You can participate online by clicking the following link:  


The program launch event begins at 4pm Phoenix time. You can use this link to find the start time at your location - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=%22Water+Views:+Caring+and+Daring%22+e-book+launch,+part+1&iso=20150322T09&p1=47 

STREAMING LINK FOR VANUATU WOMEN'S WATER MUSIC FILM: https://theplanetspins.vhx.tv/buy/vanuatu-women-s-water-music 

Please click the link above to stream the film at the programmed time on World Water Day. Please note, the cost to stream the film is $5.00. 

This fee will also enable you to download a HD copy of the film that you can watch anytime, forever! It's your digital copy.

The funding generated from the film streaming goes directly to the communities in Vanuatu and will assist in the difficult process of rebuilding their communities after the catastrophic damage of Cyclone Pam last week.  

The film received a five star review in the current issue of Songlines, the internationally renowned world music magazine. 

We are encouraging everyone to stream the film simultaneously at the programmed time and join the conversation via social media. It is no problem if you start slightly earlier or later or need to pause the film during the stream. 

We encourage everyone to show their support for Vanuatu on World Water Day by using the following official hashtags on social media platforms during or after the virtual event.    

Balance-Unbalance International Conference 2015 - #Balance15 

Vanuatu Women’s Water Music Film - #WaterMusic #Vanuatu

World Water Day 2015 - #WorldWaterDay #WWD2015 

We will collect tweets and social media posts and share them with the communities after the event. 

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Leweton Cultural Group

Leweton is a community on the Island of Santo, Vanuatu. Leweton is a cultural experience that is made up of related families from 6 villages from the islands of Merelava and Gaua. Since 2008 we have been sharing our cultural experience with visitors from all around the world. We invite... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm MST

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