“The devastating Covid-19 that has become widespread through the world,” he said, “through my chanting I will depict the pain it has inflicted on people.”
But, he said, with trust in God we are defeating the virus. “God has already given us our saviour,” he said, “so we will live, amen.”
Nga Jr was one of 15 young performers in the senior open slow beat section of Te Mire Ura, the dancer of the year.
And just as he told with his dance, the big crowd gathered in defiance of Covid – by far the Cook Islands’ biggest gathering since Covid-19 caused a global shutdown at the start of the year.