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Praise for jazz

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

THERE should be more initiatives made to keep jazz and blues music alive in the country.

Local musician Mike Raymond said this particular genre was not given the appreciation it deserved.

He said the recent International Blues and Jazz Festival which ended on Sunday, opened the eyes of many as they discovered more about jazz and blues.

"Blues and jazz in Fiji is not appreciated much, it's only a little niche market," he said.

"We need to have more initiative to hold more shows.

"An association should be formed that will promote music and individual musicians. There are a lot of local musicians out there who are not exposed; they are great players and we want to bring out their talent and expose them."

Mr Raymond, who is part of a five member team of the Akuila Qumi band, said they were thrilled to be included in the festival.

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