Back After 13 Years
Mosese Yasa is back. The composer for the well-renowned sigidrigi group Ligo Ligo Ni Delai Waitabu is now with a new group called Molikula. He told Garam Masala, that the group consists of four young talented men working on their new album, which will be released next month.
The Lakeba native from Lau man said, “He is happy to be back after 13 years and is looking forward to the release of their new album.”
Lakeba is also the home of famous musical artists like Timoci Gucake, Gilman Lasaisuva and Lagani Rabukawaqa.
“The boys came to me requesting if I could compose their songs. I saw that they had the talent so I’m trying to help them out. This will be their first volume and it’s not only the songs but there will be other entertainment as well,” he said.
Mr Yasa added that two members of the group have young families and they see music as their main source of income.
“We came up with this so to help support them financially,” he said.
The Molikula Group is working on a new song composed about the healing water of Delakado in Tailevu.
“I went to Delakado and was asked by the head of the mataqali-o-Delaivoni which are owners of the water, if I could compose a song about the water that has been healing people all over the world. I am not composing the song because I want to, but because of what they requested of me.”
When asked about piracy, Mr Yasa described it as inhumane. He claimed that some studio owners are now making copies from the master copy and are selling it without their consent.
“The artists are not even aware of it. I also experienced this with a group I once was part of. During recording the boys told me that they made an agreement that for every CD sold they will be getting two dollars from it, which is inhuman,” he added.
Mr Yasa said in 2003, he sold his CDs for $30 each.
“So in a week if they sell 20 CDs they will only get $40 from it when they are supposed to be getting $D600,” he said.
“We will be releasing our new volume next month so that it brings meaning to the boys and we can have a little something for Christmas. If you have the talent to sing then use it and bring it to light. God will help you if he sees you using that talent and it also brings meaning to life.”