Trib­ute to the Clas­sics

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Mos­ese Naiceg­ulevu, Suva I dearly want to thank Ne­mani and Talei for the unique and won­der­ful show they cre­ated and hosted ti­tled ‘TRIB­UTE TO THE CLAS­SICS’, which was fea­tured on Fiji TV on Satur­day and Sun­day last week. Thank you Fiji TV for air­ing this high qual­ity show, and those who have been the kind spon­sors at the Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel.

What a most fit­ting trib­ute to Fiji’s great com­posers most of whom have passed on like Ratu Te­vita Naulivou (I Ragone Ni Bula Ni Yadra, Vaka­raubuka Au Biuti Suva), Percy Buck­nell (Biu Ko Suva Nikua, Na Bu Ko Drau A So­lia, Vorovoro Malau Kei Vuo), MAS­TER EREMASI TAMANISAU SNR (Ena Dela Ni Wai Siliva, Li­wavi Au Na Tokalau, Noqu Senibua Qoroi, Sa I Le­vuka Ga), Ratu Sir Kamis­ese Mara (Ciri Koto), Ratu Te­vita Uluilakeba (Isa Lei), Ilis­apeci Ta­mani (Yalo E Vei Ciriyaki), Gil­a­man La­saisuva (Ko Lakeba), and Sai­mone Vu­atalevu (Tu­cake Mai). The ta­lanoa on the back­ground to these songs and the rea­sons why they were cre­ated have in­deed given more mean­ing and breathed life to these great mu­si­cal clas­sics. These songs have with­stood the test of time and will live on time­lessly to en­ter­tain us, our chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and the gen­er­a­tions yet to come. My friends and I con­tinue to dis­cuss this great show, at times, with tears in our eyes as we rem­i­nisce these great clas­sics. May I re­quest our na­tional TV sta­tion, Fiji TV, to re­play the TRIB­UTE TO THE CLAS­SICS again be­cause of na­tional in­ter­est and be­cause of its pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the learn­ing curve of our young as­pir­ing com­posers.

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