Pacific Pride in OCC

       Talon Sami, 14, (left) from American Samoa and Hila Nanpei, 13, from Pohnpei (Micronesia) dance to a song called “Hula O Makee” during a performance by Pacific Pride and Island Hearts at the Old Colorado City Library Nov. 11. The free show was part of the library's weekly Family Night program. Focusing on teaching Polynesian and Micronesian culture through dances and educational studies, Pacific Pride originated in Colorado Springs 14 years ago and consists of families from Guam, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti and Pohnpei.

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