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Bamboo band awe crowd at new college opening

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, February 14, 2014

THE Sabeto Christian Center bamboo pipe band caused a stir of excitement during the opening of the $20million Fulton College on Wednesday.

Six of the seven-member group hail from Malaita in the Solomons and are children of students at the college.

Aged between seven and 18, the notable standout in the group was seven-year-old Samoan Emmanuel Tagaloa who is the drummer in the band. He is the son of Dorothy Tagaloa, a lecturer at the college.

"We are all good friends, so they taught me how to do this and it's fun," Emanuel said.

Band leader Robinson Ray, 18, said they usually practised at the Sabeto Christian Centre, hence the adoption of the name.

"We moved here with our parents in 2012 from the old Fulton College in Tailevu and all of us now attend Sabeto Central Primary School or Sabeto College.

"We are still learning with these instruments because our experienced members have graduated from Fulton and have gone back home."

Ray said they looked forward to being hired for a professional gig.





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