FPRA MUSIC AWARDS
May 13 Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva It’s Fiji’s answer to the Grammys and this year, the Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards will stage its fourth annual event honouring creativity and originality in Fiji’s music industry. The event is backed by another musical great, TABS Investment, the suppliers of the high value wood that is used to make Taylor Guitars. This is the guitar brand favoured by multi Grammy winner Taylor Swift. Close to 50 of Fiji’s best musicians vie for awards from ten categories with most eyes on the Best Composition (or Best Song), Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Most Popular Music Video and Most Popular Song awards. A new category, Guitar Player of the Year has also been introduced this year. Some of the front runners aiming to walk away with the awards include popular duo Nems and Talei, Elena Baravilala and new comer Drixstar.
2016/17 SEVENS WORLD SERIES
The month of May sees the culmination of the 2015/16 HSBC Sevens World Series calendar with Paris and London hosting the final two legs of the series. Catch the reigning champions Fiji and favourites South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England battle for the coveted title. Catch the action live on television or better yet, pack up your bags and head to Europe to get the action in person.
PARIS, France Date: May 13 - 14 2017 Stadium: Stade Jean-Bouin
LONDON, England Date: May 20 - 21 2017 Stadium: Twickenham Stadium