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New Prize For Best Guitarist At Performing Rights Night

New Prize For Best  Guitarist At Performing Rights Night
Sponsorship and Production coordinator of FPRA Music Awards, Laisa Vulakoro at the launch yesterday. Photo: Mere Satakala.
February 09
09:00 2017

There are 15 categories up for grabs at this year’s event

A new prize has been included for the 2017 Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards (FPRA) night to be handed out at the event on May 13 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

FPRA chairman, Eremasi Tamanisau, announced the new Guitarist of the Year Award yesterday, which would be included in their fourth edition of the annual event.

“These guitarists are a special group of people with special skills weaving their talents and they deserve to be recognised,” Mr Tamanisau said.

Sponsorship and production co-ordinator, Laisa Vulakoro said every year the annual event got more exciting and it was the only night where local talents were recognised on a national scale.

All local artists and bands are encouraged to apply for this year’s music awards which closes on March 17.

“You need to register to be a member, applications are available at our office and online as well,” said Ms Vulakoro.

Ms Vulakoro said it was a night for top artists and young and upcoming artists to come together to celebrate and appreciate the work of the best.

Mr Tamanisau said the awards night was a unique platform to raise the profile of local musicians in Fiji.

Tabs Investment has jumped on board as the major sponsor for this year’s awards night.

Tabs Investment director, Seini Tabete said they were looking forward to another spectacular night of rewarding the top musicians.

“We came into the sponsorship to give back and to sponsor the local artists and the new category is part of that sponsorship,” said Ms Tabete.

Local artists and bands are encouraged to apply with their original compositions.

Ms Vulakoro thanked the media partners who play a vocal part in promoting young talents and musicians in Fiji.

There are 15 categories up for grabs this year including a hip hop category. The annual event has been running for the last four years. The Association has 752 members.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika       




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