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Young star shoots to stage fame

Priya Chand
Thursday, January 31, 2013

FIJI'S newest tambura bhajan (Hindi devotional songs) star will present a stage show in Canberra, Australia in March.

Arjun Pawan Sami, 15, of Waiyavi in Lautoka and his seven-member musical team will feature in Canberra courtesy of Pawon Promotions.

The Natabua High School student shot to fame at the age of nine with his first album. Arjun, a Class Four student then, hit headlines in India and Fiji with his first album.

Australian-based Pawon Promotions director Aunindra Raj Bachu said the company recognised Arjun's talent and had embarked on a journey to promote and encourage him to enhance and pursue his career.

"Pawon Promotions believe it is the beginning of a new era in the singing of tambura bhajan," said Mr Bachu.

"Arjun's popularity has grown rapidly in Fiji and the family receives requests from all sections of the community for his performances."

He said Arjun's bhajan was a new craze on the bhajan scene and that he's won many accolades for his performances.

Arjun, in collaboration with his guru, Satendra Kumar of Ba, has composed several new bhajan to highlight on his inaugural Australian tour. Arjun is an all-rounder in academics, music and sports and is a silver medallist in karate.

"He is set to exceed audience expectations," Mr Bachu said.





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