A Lesson in Kava

Story Title: A Lesson in Kava
Episode: 3
Broadcast Date: 16th November 2013
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane & Kim Syrus

Kava is part of the fabric of life in Fiji and whilst visiting the fabulous islands make sure you partake in a traditional Kava Ceremony

Fijian Culture

  • The importance of kava in Fiji is not so much in the physical as it is psychological, serving as a forum where stories are told and jokes exchanged
  • Part of this communal aspect is its role in conflict resolution, functioning as a peace pipe between quarrelling groups
  • Drunk day or night, at home or in the village hall. The consumption of the drink is a form of welcome and figures in important socio-political events
  • In small doses, kava's effects include muscle relaxation, sleepiness and feelings of wellbeing
  • For more information on Fiji click here

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