WHILE the recent floods are fast fading from the memories of most, Lautoka musician Alvin Raj is preparing to host a series of musical shows to raise funds for forgotten victims.
Mr Raj also plans to take his band, the Indian Rhythm Kings, to venues not normally visited by entertainment groups.
The Fiji Times caught up with the keyboardist at his Field 40 home, where his group was putting finishing touches on their wide and varied repertoire.
A lot of people ask me why I do this and the answer is simple, I was blessed and now its my turn to bless those in need, he said.
When the floods happened, my heart really went out to the victims, especially the children.
Its easier for adults to pick up and carry on but for children, the memories of that period of time will always be there, so this is a chance for my band to go out, bring some joy into peoples lives and raise money for a good cause.
Mr Raj said the shows would feature music, dancing, singing and live stage drama with all proceeds going to flood relief with an emphasis on assisting needy childrens education.
In terms of entertainment, there is something for everyone and all the money we raise will go to flood assistance.
We hope to help at least 100 schools in the Western Division, he said.
The Bollywood Hungama Show begins on July 7 in Nadi before hitting the Sugar City on July 14 and then moving on to Rakiraki for a show on July 28.