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A Night To Remember

A Night To Remember
May 12
15:51 2015

The annual Fijian Performing Rights Association Music Awards is aimed at recognising the creativity and work ethic of our musicians.

“Each year more people join the entertainment industry with a passion to create new music,” a FPRA statement said.

“Fijians like other Pacific Islanders have always appreciated music. This is reflected not only in local music sales but also in the increase of island music making it into mainstream.”

An increase in new technologies which showcase local music was also noted by the FPRA.

“FPRA appreciates that people love the music that musicians put out each year but we encourage Fijians everywhere to support local music by paying for it. FPRA hopes DJs and users of local music will join hands in the effort to grow our music industry by working directly with musicians.”

The statement said that with improving technology and better internet access, piracy has become an issue and we call on the authorities to enforce existing copyright legislation. Current copyright legislation has enough teeth to bite and we call on the Fiji Police Force to please enforce this legislation for the betterment of Fijian artists everywhere.

The FPRA Music Awards is shaping up to be a spectacular night to remember as a line-up of 10 of our best artists take to the stage. Headed by Knox whose new single and music video was is making headlines, the entertainment will be ‘A musical extravaganza to remember”.

Sydney based- Fijian band, Takia fronted by Mansus Knight the son of legendary guitarist George Knight whose band Kabani was itself successful in the 1990s. Takia will be on a Fiji wide tour in May beginning with their performances at the Awards Night.

The FPRA Music Awards has 13 categories with Best Gospel Song being the latest addition. The 5 nominees for each categories have been publicised and the public is invited to vote for their favourite musicians.

The FPRA Music Awards takes place on Saturday, May 16 at the Grand Pacific Hotel and tickets cost $150 which includes cocktails, a 4-course meal and 10-artist line-up of entertainment.

Best Music Video

1. Elena Baravilala (Elena)- Rain

2. Savuto Vakadewavosa (Artist4Hope)- Make A Change

3. Waisale Qilatabu (Wais Qilatabu)- Na Dodomo E Mataboko

4. Viliame Navoka (VLY) – Mositi Au

5. Mereani Masani


Most Popular Song

1. Via Ni Tebara Serenaders – Rarawa Ni Yalo Oqo

2. Mereani Masani – Mangi Island

3. Leba Boi Yawa E Lomai Nasau – Tuinaikasi

4. Kula Kei Uluivuya (KKU) – Waimanu Kui

5. Savuto Vakadewavosa- Curu Mai




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