Fiji Time: 3:25 PM on Saturday 29 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

The fire that keeps Kenneth Janson going

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MUSIC, to musician and singer Kenneth Janson, is a little fire in his life that keeps him going.

And rubbing shoulders with legendary musicians has always been an exciting and unforgettable memory for him. Janson's love for music started in the early 1960s and at 17, he realised it was going to be a big part of his life.

The president of the Golden Dragon Music and Night Club, Janson said he had been in the music scene for sometime and it really started when he was still a medical student.

"I was very lucky to have stumbled on to the likes of Tom Mawi and to rub shoulders with the other music legends at a young age," he said.

"It was a great opportunity for me and they were influential in what I did in the music industry.

"The fact that I was able to play in the club was really great, especially in an era where music was slowly being appreciated in the country.

"I love to listen to live music that are played by legendary musicians and they have been my inspiration all of these years."

He said playing alongside older musicians was an accomplishment for him.

"I play a little bit of everything and I respect musicians who know how to use different musical instruments.

"I am pretty neutral when it comes to the type of music I am into and if there is something that touches my soul, that would be soul music."

He said it was great getting young people to be part of this year's All Back Home music event because they were the future of the music industry, "so we need to look into their raw talents".





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. In the hot seat
  2. E-ticketing under scrutiny
  3. The way forward for Fiji players
  4. Tuqiri leaves Rabbitohs as champion
  5. Biman stays
  6. 7s team adapts well in Dubai
  7. $60m profit outlook
  8. Glamorous fundraiser
  9. Sewing machines to help women
  10. Heroes give emergency response equipment

Top Stories this Week

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  2. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  8. LTA fires corrupt 4 Thursday (27 Nov)
  9. Man behind the change Wednesday (26 Nov)
  10. Speaker changes her tune Friday (28 Nov)