Fiji Time: 11:43 AM on Friday 26 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








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 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan may return
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal
  3. Medals of honour
  4. Special gift for national 7s coach
  5. Premature comments
  6. Rabuka notes drop in sugar production
  7. Burglar bar tip
  8. PNG issues ultimatum
  9. Police probe road death
  10. Drums and dholaks greeting for 7s heroes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ardent fan escorted out of celebrations Sunday (21 Aug)
  2. The woman behind Ryan Saturday (20 Aug)
  3. God — is he dead? Maybe, but not Osea Kolinisau's Sunday (21 Aug)
  4. Ryan confirms decision to leave Fiji Sunday (21 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  9. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  10. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)