Tonga has talent!

These may be cover versions but I was thrilled to watch this guy sing.

I think he’s so talented.

Thanks by the way to the ever-thoughtful Tomasi Raikivi who took these videos using his iPhone at the Fiji Showcase underway this week in Suva.

Tom tells me this singer came all the way from Tonga and is the new find of veteran local musician Ken Jensen [a bit on Ken Jensen, Click here]

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Did you know?

…that this lullaby from Malaita in the Solomon Islands was actually “stolen” by  a French group called Deep Forest, who remixed it and turned it into an award winning production back in the 1990s? [see more here…]

Below is what won them grammies and milions of dollars in royalties. Read the rest of this entry »