Sac­ri­fice Pay­ing Off for Mc­Caig, now part of Dis­ney movie

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For 26-year-old Roland Mc­Caig of Ro­tuma, find­ing out that he was go­ing to be part of the team for the Pasi­fika Voices choir for record­ing sound­tracks for Dis­ney movie Moana was too good to be true.

“It was just un­be­liev­able that it was hap­pen­ing. And the worst thing about hav­ing a feel­ing such as that, is not be­ing able to tell any­one about it be­cause of an em­bargo placed on us by Dis­ney

En­ter­tain­ment,” said Mr Mc­Caig. “We were all happy, but at that time it was a cel­e­bra­tion we had to keep to our­selves” Mr Mc­Caig joined Pasi­fika Voices in 2011 and is also the ad­min­is­tra­tor for the group. He says the jour­ney with the group has been a great ex­pe­ri­ence and hum­bling as well. His fam­ily all live in Nadi and he hasn’t seen them for al­most three years now, with just the usual phone calls now and then. But his fam­ily has been very sup­port­ive through­out. “In terms of sac­ri­fice, when you find some­thing that you ex­tremely love, and you want it so badly, you have to make choices and sac­ri­fices,” he said. Choir Di­rec­tor Ige­lese Ete said Mr Mc­Caig was an im­por­tant mem­ber of the group.

“He’s one of our re­li­able tenors and is one of our trusted and hard­work­ing PV ad­min­is­tra­tor,” said Mr Ete. The an­i­mated Moana Dis­ney pro­duc­tion which will of­fi­cially fea­ture the Pasi­fika Voices choir in its sound­track is the first ever pro­duc­tion in­volv­ing lo­cal tal­ents in Fiji and the Pa­cific. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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