Sacrifice Paying Off for McCaig, now part of Disney movie
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