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Musical event to bring back harmony, says artist

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

SYDNEY-BASED artist Niko Bulai believes the All Back Home event brings the harmony back to every Fijian artist's need.

The Moturiki, Lomaiviti, native is among the many local and overseas-based artists who will be part of the much-anticipated event at the Royal Suva Yacht Club on Saturday.

"That is what I am here for, to bring everyone back to what we have always been," Bulai said.

"It is the betterment for the country too; something that people can put their heart into.

"It is time to give back to the community; people can enjoy and get involved especially with something they enjoy."

He believes the ABH event — one he has been involved in from day one — is an event where everyone can learn from in terms of exchanging ideas.

Bulai has been involved in the music industry since he was a child.

Moving to Sydney did not deter his love for music because he continued to perform to the best of his ability and he had always had a heart to return to his homeland and contribute to the knowledge local musicians have.

He also dedicated his music achievements to four people he called the legends of Fiji's music industry — the late Samisoni Koroi, Tui Ravai, Rupeni Serevi and Wise Vatuwaqa.

He shared that since he was a child, he had been playing the ukulele and used to follow Tom Mawi in the early 1970s to the old Tradewinds Hotel and despite long hours of waiting, he would wait with his other friends to bring the guitar back home just to learn how to play and sing.








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