Dancing with the Huli Wigmen
Some of you have been wondering where I have been for the past week in regards to my blog because I do regularly update it – a one week break being almost an eternity for me!
Well, I’ve been out of the country for a conference (there’s a couple more just around the corner so do expect some more uncharacteristic stoppages in the not so too distant future) and I just couldn’t squeeze in the time to update my blog.
However, while at the conference I stumbled across a man, his mission and his video – on YouTube.
His name: Matt Harding.
His mission: To dance with people from around the world.
His video: Amazing.
So far his 2008 video has over 10 million hits and if you search YouTube using the word “dancing” – his video will be the first one listed.
And yes, there is a Papua New Guinea connection. There always is a PNG connection because this is a blog about PNG. And In this case it is Poria outside of Tari in the Southern Highlands of PNG.
Check it out:
I’ve also included the original clip where Matt is filming the Huli Wig-Men:
If you think about it, those 10 million hits on that video alone is essentially 10 million people who have seen a small bit of the culture of PNG – even if it is for only 5 seconds.
That’s powerful marketing.
The PNG Tourism Authority (PNGTA) should look into doing something like this – or the possibility of launching a viral video via YouTube to promote our country.
I hardly doubt that the PNGTA in its entire life as an organisation has been able to capture 5 seconds worth of time from 10 million people across the world over.