BURN AWAY WITH THE WINTER BLUES WITH FIJIAN SPICE
FIJIAN singer Laisa Vulakoro will thaw out the winter frost with her songs of life and love at a Fijian Independence Day fundraiser at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday.
All the proceeds from the night will go towards the festivities planned for Fiji Day Sydney to be held in October.
After more than 35 years in the music industry and 16 albums, she has been crowned the Queen of Vude (Fijian folk music).
Vulakoro has also worked with Jimmy Barnes who was so enthralled by her vocal gift he gave her one of his songs – I’ll Be The First To Cry – to sing. Despite the fame and praise, Vulakoro insists that she has the least talent out of her musical family.
“I was one of 14 children, eight girls and six boys,” she said. “Everyone sings in my family; I’m the one with the worst voice but the most drive.”
The singer, who is a mentor on the Papua New Guinea singing contest Vocal Fusion which aired on EMTV, said she loved to inspire people.
Vulakoro will be in the Waratah Room on Friday from 8pm. Tickets are $35 online and $40 at the door. For details visit facebook.com/urban oasiscreative.