At communal lunch, the food is carried in 6-foot-long, hand-carved vessels, filled with whole pigs, beef, goat, cassava, bananas and octopus, to the ground ovens to be cooked. The only rule is you must bring your own biodegradable plate. Strazis opts for half of a coconut shell. Chanting men, beating drums and shell horns serve as the meal’s soundtrack. The women’s costumes are adorned with feathers and seeds, and the men wear little more than body paint.