MUSICIANS young and old will come together for today's Peace Day Jam at the Suva Bowling Club.
Akuila Qumi, part of the organising committee, said musicians were following up on an earlier agenda for Fijian artists from Australia to reconnect with musicians they had played with during the 60s, 70s and 80s.
He said as the music jam had coincidentally fallen on peace day, the Suva Musicians Association worked with FemLINKPACIFIC to organise the Peace Day Jam.
"What we are trying to focus on is peace, but in particular for peace to start in the home first," he said.
"A lot of people don't realise the importance of what art and music can do in society, bringing people together and addressing issues."
He said the musicians would also be honouring jazz icon Tom Mawi, who has been in the music industry for around 60 years.
Seru Serevi, who will be performing at today's event, said live music was sadly all too rare in Fiji today.
"We want to bring back that live music, the warm thrill that you feel when you listen to live music, live acts," he said.
Several bands will be playing during the day session, which is free of charge, although most of the artists will be performing in the evening jam.
Tickets to the evening session cost $20, and Serevi is calling on the public to support the good cause, as the money will go to the Fiji Council for Disabled Persons.