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Waikatakata Vure Talks Of Their Struggle

Waikatakata Vure Talks Of Their Struggle
The landing barge Kaiwai.
September 14
13:58 2014

A year after the release of their fifth album, the Waikatakata Vure E Dela Ni Nuku Vula group is finally marching back to the studio. Fondly known as Waikatakata Vure, band leader Maciu Salauca confirmed that their recording session starts on September 22 in Suva.

“Musicians and artists in the country go through a lot of difficulties especially in terms of money,” he said.

“We are not like most of our overseas counterparts. Here we either fundraise or we go back to farming to earn money in order to pay for our recording. So it’s not an easy life for us.” Salauca said they have a few request to Government.

Firstly, for Government to implement stricter laws in order to fight-off piracy.

“Privacy has made life difficult for us and benefits of all our hard work is stolen by someone else. The group feels that those caught doing piracy should be given hefty fines or lengthy jail terms so this will scare them.”

The Vanua Levu native indicated the other request is for Government to set-up a body similar to the Fiji National Sports Commission.

“This body looks into the country’s music industry. This is where it helps develop local musicians, composers and artists by providing funding for training and getting in overseas expertise to help lift our standard of music production.”

Salauca added that they are grateful to God for giving them the talent and also to their fans for their endless support during difficult times.

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