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Artists to inspire locals

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HEAD of performing arts at USP Igelese Ete believes it is important that local artists are empowered.

Mr Ete, who has brought in world renowned musicians and singers like Adeaze and the Balzats Family to Fiji, believes local artists can take their talents to another level.

His latest project is to bring New Zealand actor Pua Magasiva who plays Vinnie on Shortland Street and Fijian/Samoan RnB artist Jay Williams to Fiji in August for the Mana Choral Festival.

"Bringing reputable international artists into Fiji is very important, especially so for our creative artists so we can inspire, mentor and empower them to the next level," Mr Ete said.

"At the same time, we also need to ensure that our performing artists get an opportunity to visit other countries as there is a tremendous amount they will learn from other cultures through cross cultural exchanges."

Mr Ete and the Pasifika Voices will be performing in Samoa next month as part of the 51st Samoa Independence Day celebrations.

"Pacific culture is beautiful.

"We need to be proud of our heritage and use our talents to show the rest of the world that even though we are from a small island in the Pacific, we still have what it takes."





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