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Knight, Band Promise Great Performance

Knight, Band Promise Great Performance
Kabani solo artist George Knight at the FPRA office in Suva yesterday. Photo: Maika Tauribau
May 14
07:41 2015

Fiji should expect some hits from the past and modern Fijian music when the Sydney-based Takia band and solo artist George Knight take to the stage today.

Mr Knight was one of the original members of the band Kabani that released their first album “Siga ni Soqo” in Fiji in 1996.

Later that year, he went solo to pursue a professional music career.

He is accompanying the Takia band as a Support Act because his son, Mansus Knight, is the band leader.

They are currently in the country to feature in the Fiji Performing Rights Association Awards on Saturday night at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva and hold concerts throughout the country.  “My job is to bring back all the memories from the ’60s to all the old stuff and the band will do all the modern stuff.

“It is good to have a mixture of the old and the new,” Mr Knight said.

“The Takia band is a modern band that will bring commercial reggae. They are a modern band.

“They have a different repertoire than me so I will do the old stuff for the older audience and they will do the modern stuff for the younger audience.

“Takia will be doing a lot of Fijian and Hindi songs. They have their own style and it’s very modern.”

He said their performances around the country would attract many because they would perform a wide range of hits. “The population from my era has grown old, so we just bringing this nostalgic performance just to remind them of what we used to be when we were young,” Mr Knight said.

“The last time we came here was for a charity concert at the Royal Suva Yacht Club. We had all different audiences there, from the middle-aged to the much older crowd.”

Mr Knight and the band perform at the South Seas Club tonight, Farmers Club in Nadi on Saturday and at the Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour on Sunday. They will be in Nausori next Friday and at the Royal Suva Yacht Club next Saturday.

They plan to hold concerts in Labasa and Savusavu.

aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 

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