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Peta Si’ulepa and Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 8th Annual International Jazz Day — April 30 this year –– brought together thousands of people worldwide in 195 countries and in every continent to commemorate this special day. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians,...
Jacqlyn McMoore-Tuamoheloa
Reno, NEVADA — O'u aiga pele faapea uo mamae ma e masani aemaise le tapuaiga ale atunu'u. To atu lo'u pulou ma momoli atu la'u. Fa'afetai tele mai le taele olo'u fatu mo a outou talosaga ma alofa'aga ua manuia ai la'u taumafaiga vaivai. E ui ina le'i tini le fa'amoemoe ae ua faataunu'u mea uma ile...
Congresswoman Amata and Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga
Washington, DC — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor. “Congratulations to...
Saoimoana Fagaima with her mother and brothers
2012 Leone High School graduate, Saoimoana Fagaima (2nd L) following her graduation from Ashford University with a Masters of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice-Specializing in Homeland Security. Pictured with her, mother Folole Fagaima (2nd R) and her two brothers She is the daughter of...
DJ Uiagalelei with his mother Tausha, father Dave and brother Matayo
DJ Uiagalelei visited Clemson last month with his family. From left to right, his mother Tausha, father Dave and brother Matayo. Sunday the quarterback chose Clemson over 30 scholarship offers. DJ is following in the footsteps of his idols in the game: fellow Polynesians and former Oregon...
(L-R): Dr. Emilia Le’i- ASCC Dean of Student Services; Vaito’a Hans Langkilde- SJAF Board member; Kuki Tuiasosopo- Chairman, ASCC Fine Arts Department; Tom Scanlan- well known Am. Samoa musician; Rev. Peke Anoa’i- President of the Samoa Musika Foundation; Loretta Tonu-Pua'auli, Instructors, ASCC Fine Arts Instructor; Ulale Ulale- well known American Samoa musician; and Reggie Meredith Fitiao- Artist, ASCC Fine Arts Department.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Tuesday, April 30th, the Faculty of Fine Arts- ASCC in collaboration with the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival Board and Samoa Musika Foundation Inc. presented with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Thelonious Monk- Institute...
Le au sa sue siamupini ma le Annex i le ta'aloga faitaulia ole Sisigafua fa'avaomalo, lea ua faatasia ai le Annex ma le'au mai Samoa. O le malo e se'e ae o le fai uso e tumau pea. [ata: foa'i] 
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local artist Reggie Meredith-Fitiao, with help from a group of volunteers, is in the midst of restoring a painting at the Jean P. Hayden Museum, which is currently undergoing expansion. Meredith-Fitiao told Samoa News last week that it was during the ongoing Museum...
Congratulations to Ben Schuster and his proud parents!
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata Amata is delighted to congratulate two excellent students from American Samoa upon their acceptance to the nation’s prestigious service academies. Congresswoman Amata was notified that Ben So’otui Schuster has been offered a fully qualified appointment...
International Jazz Day poster
International Jazz Day 2019 will be celebrated locally on Tuesday, April 30. The American Samoa Community College will host this day with a Lunchtime date with Jazz — A Jazz presentation of “Tale of 2Samoas – Our Samoan Jazz Story – followed by a Live Lunchtime Jazz performance with musicians of...

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