ORGANISERS of the Mana Choral Festival hope that young people will realise that to achieve true harmony, they need to be united.
Head of Oceania Centre at USP Igelese Ete said the festival on November 1-2 would carry the theme 'Dare to Imagine: Love, Peace and Unity'.
"In our various schools, they are bombarded with bullying, rivalry, outdoing each other in a negative way, the need to win at the detriment of your fellow colleague," Ete said.
"This year's theme is challenging our youth to unite, to work together, to understand that we are all on in the journey of life."
He said they hoped the annual festival will continue to bring all the different schools together, united in voice, joining forces to bring together a cacophony of sound that will move the human spirit.
"We are daring everyone to imagine but also bring into realisation that it is achievable. That through love, peace and unity, they can achieve their dreams, passion and goals."
This year's festival will feature schools such as Cathedral Secondary, Latter Day Saints, Ratu Sukuna Memorial, Suva Grammar, Jay Narayan, Yat Sen and Dudley High School.
It will also feature artists from USP's Oceania Centre for Arts Culture and Pacific Studies.
"We also have NZ and Samoan actor Pua Magasiva, well known for his role as Vinnie (Shortland Street) and also popular NZ Film Sione's Wedding and Sione's Wedding 2 joining us as the narrator for the Mana Choral Festival."
The festival will hold a special matinee for schools on Friday before the show proper begins at 7pm at the Japan-Pacific ICT Theatre in USP.