Pascal

Sometime ago while surfing the Internet for more information on the Malaita lullaby Rorogwela, I stumbled upon a video someone made on Solomon Islands culture.

The video was nice but I was instantly drawn to its soundtrack.

What struck me was the very rich, unique and pleasantly natural voice of the singer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vanuatu’s Rosalina

Fiji is going crazy with “Rosalina”.  In the buses, on the streets, mobile phones, USB speakers…………………….this unique fusion of grassroots and techno from Vanuatu’s Naahu Tribes has kinda taken over from Solomon Islands’ DMP originals and remixes.

I have a 14 year old at home who’s absolutely nuts over this song.

And of course there are those who have gone past that stage. 🙂


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 »