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Song and dance competitions

All about the Program 2016

Glossary of the competition:


  • Hura Tau : professional group
  • Hura Ava Tau : amateur group


  • Himene Tarava Tahiti : Polyphonic song, type Tarava, specific to the island of Tahiti
  • Himene Tarava Raromatai : Polyphonic song, type Tarava, specific to the Leeward Islands
  • Himene Tarava Tuhaa Pae : Polyphonic song, type Tarava, specific to the Australs islands


Program traditional singing and dance contests of Heiva i Tahiti 

 All evenings begin at 18:00


1st week of competition : from 30th june to 2th july
Thursday 30th june 6:10pm - 6:40pm RAHIRI - Traditional ceremony  
6:50pm - 7:50pm PAPARA TO'U FENUA Hura ava tau
8:00pm - 8:30pm PUPU TUHA'A PAE Tärava tuha'a pae
8:40pm - 9:10pm TE PAPE ORA NO PAPOFAI Tärava raromatai
9:20pm - 10:20pm O TAHITI E Hura tau
Friday 1st july 6:20pm - 7:20pm TE AO URI NO TAUTIRA Hura ava tau
7:30pm - 8:00pm VAIHOATAUA Tärava raromatai
8:10pm - 8:40pm TAMARII MATAIEA Tärava tahiti
8:50pm - 9:50pm PUPU TUHA'A PAE Hura tau
Saturday 2nd july 6:20pm - 7:20pm HEI RURUTU Hura ava tau
7:30pm - 8:00pm TE PARE O TAHITI AEA Tärava tahiti
8:10pm - 8:40pm TAMARII RAPA NÖ TAHITI Tärava tuha'a pae
8:50pm - 9:50pm HEIKURA NUI Hura tau
2nd week of competition : from 7th to 9th july
Thursday 7th july 6:20pm - 6:50pm TAMARII MAHINA Tärava raromatai
7:00pm - 8:00pm HURA TAHITI NUI Hura ava tau 
8:10pm - 8:40pm HEI RURUTU Tärava tuha'a pae
8:50pm - 9:20pm O FAA'A Tärava raromatai
9:30pm - 10:30pm HEI TAHITI Hura tau
Friday 8th july 6:20pm - 7:20pm PUPU 'ORI TAMARII VAIRAO Hura ava tau
7:30pm - 8:00pm TAMARII PAPARA Tärava tahiti
8:10pm - 9:10pm TAMARII MATAIEA Hura tau
9:20pm - 9:50pm FARETOU NÖ HUAHINE Tärava raromatai
10:00pm - 11:00pm TEMAEVA Hura tau
Saturday 9th july 6:20pm - 6:40pm TAMARII VAIRAO Tärava tahiti
6:50pm - 7:50pm TAHITI IA RURU-TU NOA Hura ava tau
8:00pm - 8:30pm TE AO URI NÖ TAUTIRA Tärava tahiti
8:40pm - 9:10pm PAPARA TO'U FENUA Tärava tuha'a pae
9:20pm - 10:20pm HITIREVA Hura tau


3rd week of competition : from 14th to 16th july
Thursday 14th july 6:20pm - 7:20pm ERAI TE TOA NÖ AVERA  Hura ava tau
7:30pm - 8:00pm TAMARII TUHA'A PAE NO MAHINA Tärava tuha'a pae
8:10pm - 8:40pm TAHINA NÖ UTUROA Tärava raromatai
8:50pm - 9:50pm AHUTORU NUI Hura tau
Friday 15th july 6:20pm - 6:50pm ERAI TE TOA NÖ AVERA Tärava tuha'a pae
7:00pm - 8:00pm FARETOU NÖ HUAHINE Hura ava tau
8:10pm - 8:40pm TAMARII TEAHUPOO Tärava tahiti
8:50pm - 9:20pm TE NOHA NO ROTUI Tärava tahiti
9:30pm - 10:30pm TOAKURA Hura tau
Saturday 16th july 6:20pm - 7:20pm TAMARII ANAU Hura ava tau
  7:30pm - 8:00pm TAMARII PAPEARI Tärava tahiti
  8:10pm - 9:10pm TAHINA NÖ UTUROA Hura tau
  9:20pm - 9:50pm TAMARII TEVAIPUNA Tärava raromatai
  10:00pm - 11:00pm TAMARII TIPAERUI Hura tau
 Singing and dance contest award ceremony and winner's showcase
Wednesday 20th july 6:00pm - 8:00pm Awards ceremony  
Friday 22th july 6:00pm - 11:00pm Laureates night  
Saturday 23th july  6:00pm - 10:15pm Taupiti evening (1st and 2nd runner-ups in dance category)