Music

Local artists pay tribute to Lia

THE Fiji Club was filled with great songs from the late Lia Osborne. The son of Ms Osborne, Billy said the tribute was put together to recognise his mother’s achievements and her role as a mother. Artists with the likes of Savuto Vakadewavosa, Laisa Vulakoro, Nikita, Akanisi Vakaloloma, Kuki, Tua, and DJX2NYT were the artists...

Tribute gig for Lia

SIXTEEN years after the death of local music icon Lia Osborne, a special tribute commemorating her contribution to the industry will take place this Saturday at the Fiji Club in Suva. While some are familiar with her music, not many would be aware of her six-year battle with breast cancer, and the even longer battle...

Free rock concert moves venue to GPH; Features Kelly Hansen

A ROCK concert featuring some of the world’s premier vocalists and musicians that was scheduled to be held at Albert Park this afternoon has been moved to the Grand Pacific Hotel. Event organiser, business mogul and founder of Yaqara Waters, Bob Bishop said due to unpredictable weather, the show will be held at the Brittanica...

Savuto’s gift of love

WITH whatever negativity you go through in life you come out stronger with love. This was highlighted by Fiji’s ‘Vude Prince’, Savuto Vakadewavosa who has a new album that is expected to be officially launched tomorrow at Suva’s Vineyard restaurant. Savuto said his newest album with a Christmas title, Nai Loloma is a holiday album....

US musicians to thank Fijians in rock concert

A NUMBER of  musicians from the U.S. will this weekend put on a full-on rock show as a thank-you to the Fijian people at Albert Park. Founder of Yaqara Waters, Bob Bishop said this was a way to thank all the Fijian people for their hospitable nature. “This is going to showcase the history of...

King’s play of the 70s

JOHN King still remembers the scene at Raymond’s Nightclub, Lautoka, in the 70s like it was yesterday. People from all over the Sugar City would gather there on weekends to dance their worries away. “It was a very different time to what Lautoka is now,” the 65-year-old shared. “People would work hard at the sugar...

Growing Music Event Fosters Unity in Musical Diversity

Music has the power to draw the masses and bring people of various ethnicities together like no other medium. Organisers of the Procera Suva Music Festival are confident of achieving that and more as the weeklong event, which opens today at Raiwasa Park, looks set to deliver a wide range of local acts to kick-start...

Walk down memory lane for jazz, blues lovers

THIS Saturday, five of Fiji’s premier female vocalists, backed by the crème de la crème of Fijian musicians, will take jazz and blues lovers on a walk down memory lane. The event is Ladies of Jazz, the venue is Shenanigans and the woman behind the show is Darlene Underwood. Darlene is no stranger to the...

Friends, family enjoy music fest

UPRISING Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour was a hive of activity yesterday as people from all walks of life flocked to the resort for the annual Vonu Uprising Festival of Music, Dance and Lights. Among the crowd was Niuean, Clinton Chapman. Mr Chapman said his family always looked forward to being part of the festival...

Huge turnout despite unfavorable weather at music festival

A HUGE number of people turned up at the 2019 Uprising Music Festival despite the rain. Knox Entertainment director Ellana Kalounisiga said they were happy with the turnout. “This is the first day and so far we are happy with the turnout from people,” she said. “We have a whole of entertainment from bands and...

Music festival tickets sold out

TICKETS for the 2019 Uprising Music Festival are sold out at all outlets. Inoke Kalounisiga from Knox Entertainment who are organisers of the festival said a lot would be on show at the first day of the festival today. The artists participating in the two-day event attended a workshop with New Zealand based band House...

Surge in ticket sales

FOR the first time ever, the annual 2019 Uprising Music Festival will be held for two days. The musical event will be held tomorrow and Sunday and organiser Ellana Kalounisiga said the decision to have the event for two days was based on the demand to keep up with the ticket sales. “The second day...

Pacifica’s visit to NZ

IN 1988, five Fijian musicians were hand-picked to perform at one of the biggest live music events in New Zealand called the Neon Picnic. The band, christened Pacifica, was billed to perform on the same stage as James Brown, Johnny Clegg and Savuka, Roy Orbison, Los Lobos and Bob Geldof at Pukekawa, Auckland. Pacifica was...

Bigger, better music festival

THIS Saturday’s VONU Uprising Music Festival will also include an array of food vendors from the likes of Niu Grillz, Island Slam and more. Festival organiser Ellana Kalounisiga said Fijians should expect this weekend’s festival to be a bigger and better one. “There’s an awesome array of food vendors bringing you a huge variety at...

NZ band for Fiji gig

THE New Zealand-based reggae band, House of Shem, is looking forward to performing alongside other local artists at this weekend’s Uprising Music Festival. Festival organiser Ellana Kalounisiga said the band would be the only international band to be participating in the festival. There will be 14 local artists who will also be part of this...

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