Solomon Islands commend Fijian delegation at MACFEST

Solomon islanders enjoying the performance by the National Youth Band at the 2018 MACFEST. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE performance of the Fijian delegation at the 2018 Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival has been commended by the host country, Solomon Islands.

The delegation to the MACFEST consists of traditional dance groups (iTaukei & Rotuman), Contemporary Dance Group (Shobna Chanel & Pasifika Voices), Visual Artists, Heritage Artists, National Youth Band and a fashion designer.

While watching the performance by the National Youth Band, John Wale of Honiara said that he enjoyed the lively entertainment.

“The choice of songs is lively and entertaining and we always look forward to watching performances by them,” Mr Wale was quoted saying in a Government statement.

Evonne Waitara, 29, shared similar sentiments saying Fijians were natural entertainers.

“The crowd is enjoying every moment,” Ms Waitara said.

The festival was opened on Monday in Honiara.