Fiji Time: 5:14 AM on Friday 4 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Passion for music

Luke Rawalai
Monday, May 12, 2014

A GROUP of Australian and New Zealand tourists at Savusavu's Daku Resort yesterday proved that music is the medium that could connect people across different ethnic lines.

Choir director Rachel Hore said she had been teaching music in Australia for two years and she had a passion for the art.

"In Australia people are not very religious and this is a way of bringing people together to commune with each other especially old people," she said.

"It's a spiritual connection between us singers and God and it creates a sense of belonging and connectedness.

"Altogether there were 18 singers this year and I have been doing this for the past 11 years here at the Daku Resort because I have fallen in love with Savusavu and the iTaukei people."

Ms Hore described iTaukei singing as harmonious and beautiful and that she had picked a few iTaukei numbers from choir masters at Vivili and Urata Village for the group to sing.

Australian tourists Eleanore Ward and Sarah Sharpe described the event as an experience of a lifetime. An emotional team ended last night's event with a moving rendition of Isa Lei bidding their Savusavu friends farewell.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61830.5993
JPY 56.643953.6439
GBP 0.30420.2962
EUR 0.41510.4031
NZD 0.74000.7070
AUD 0.66500.6400
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $14b man
  2. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years
  3. Fijian ex-pro wrestler on kill charge
  4. Schools break sex taboo
  5. PM: PIDF not a threat
  6. Let there be light
  7. School bus plan
  8. Plea for respect
  9. Ba to uphold law
  10. Leaders back idea

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  4. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  6. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  7. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  9. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  10. Who dares wins Friday (28 Aug)