Disney Moana recordings
Not only have we struck ‘gold’ in the Olympics (sporting arena) but we have also struck gold in the Performing Arts arena. Hard work, perseverance and determination has led to two of the Pacific’s leading Performing Arts groups to be selected for ‘recordings’ for Disney’s first Polynesian cartoon, Moana. Thousands from around the world auditioned for the lead voice of Moana and this went to Auli’i Cravalho, who was actually discovered singing at a charity event and had initially not bothered auditioning due to the number of auditions on Youtube. However, her love for singing and inspiring others led her to being discovered.
Pasifika Voices, the University of the South Pacific’s resident artists, have a vision of inspiring every and any one with their soulful, beautiful voices.
Popular in the capital city for their performances at community and charity events, they inspire and uplift the spirits of everyone who come into contact with their music and dance. To meet world class standards, fun auditions are held every so often amongst the members in dance and vocals. Recent performances before European royalty (Queen of Norway) and now, Disney’s new Polynesian royalty, Moana, have been rewarding for the group in terms of recognition and travel.
But also rewarding is the inspiration of others having inspired them to continue with their natural talents and gifting, regardless of life’s harshest realities.
All the best to this aspiring and inspiring group of talented individuals and to Tevaka, also the other Pacific Island performing arts group used for the Moana recordings. May our infusion of cultures and love for the arts bridge us to each other and to the rest of the world.