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Standards commended

Tevita Vuibau
Sunday, July 27, 2014

IT'S magic.... That's how a judge at the Fiji Performing Rights Association Awards (FPRA), Terence O'Neill Joyce described the progression and current standard of music in Fiji at the gala event last night.

The awards ceremony in the Capital City was a smash hit with standards hitting similar highs to those already achieved by the artists who were nominated and also performed at the event.

"At the same time that I have been judging these awards I have also been judging the New Zealand Awards at the same time for the Vodafone New Zealand Awards," Mr O'Neill said.

"And I am amazed at the standard of the entries in this year's awards and it's magic."

He said the standards were all the more remarkable considering the facilities available to local musicians.

"It's great to feel how uplifting the whole standard has become and that it is a real credit not only to the talent of the artists but when you think about Australia and Anew Zealand and you think about the sophistication of the recording studios they've got and it's great that people can produce the kinds of sounds they've got here."

He also explained it was time that credit be given not only to the standard of music in Fiji but also to the driving forces behind the FPRA.

"I would say that performance and composition in Fiji has reached a level and it's time for some recognition to come for that level internationally."








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