AS they make their way back to the US this week, American band Audiopharmacy hopes to leave behind messages of unity and understanding for youths and upcoming local artists.
The band performed its final public gig at the Fiji National University's Raiwai campus on Monday morning and spoke of the warmth they experienced during their short Fiji tour.
"Fiji's been really inspiring to us, it is real musical here and the tour's been great," said the band's lead vocalist, Ras K'Dee.
He said they had always meant to do a tour like this one in which they performed and held workshops.
"We've wanted to do this for a long time — the workshops and getting really involved with local communities.
"We'd love to come back," Ras K'Dee said.
Lead guitarist Teao said his Fiji experience was one which spoke a lot for itself.
"We love it here, people here are very humble and very kind. In the States, there's a lot more ego and our group is really non-ego and we felt that kindness here," he said.
"We're role models and we like to make music for the youths and that's why schools are so important."
Teao said he wanted people in Fiji to realise the importance of self-expression.
"We call ourselves Audiopharmacy because we tend to make audio healing, so it's not only healing for others but also healing for us to create the music.
"I just hope more people here can self-express from doing cover songs to making more songs which are an expression of themselves," he said.