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Cava pursues singing passion

Written By : ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA. Vodafone MIC show second season winner Ilisavani Cava wants to pursue his singing career overseas. As a first step to realise that aim he has
11 Dec 2010 12:00

Written By : ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA. Vodafone MIC show second season winner Ilisavani Cava wants to pursue his singing career overseas.
As a first step to realise that aim he has released a single called “All for Love”.
And the single is making waves in the local music scene.
The single is about child abuse, street kids and teenage pregnancy.
“All for Love is a ballad,” he told the Fiji Sun’s Sunday Magazine.
“I meant it to be a ballad just to give more inspiration and feeling to the song.
“My childhood dream has finally come true.”
The 18-year-old Naivilaca native of Rewa said his new song aimed to let people know about the sad experiences that these people faced every day.
“I think all they need is love because that’s what matters the most,” he said.
“My family were the greatest motivation towards this passion I have for music.”
The youngest of three siblings, he said singing was in his blood. I would say that I come from a family of musicians,” he said.
“My great grandfather was a band master with the military in the early ‘60s and ‘70s and I am also proud to say that he was the First Fijian bandmaster and composer in Fiji (Kiniviliame Cava).
“Later my dad formed a band group called the Cava Brothers and now to my generation and music now runs through the family (Cava Family),” Cava said.
The former Vunimono High School student added that he was inspired by Australian-Fiji born musician Paulini Curuenavuli.
“I really admire how she goes about with her music career as a Fiji-born singer, making her way up to where she is now and promoting our beautiful Fiji islands,” he said.
“I would love to take my talent abroad and showcase to the world the music potential in Fiji,” he added.
Meanwhile, he revealed that he would launch his first single album by June next year.
“I write my songs and it’s about everything as long as it’s reality and not fairy tales,” Mr Cava said.
“I want to record and release my own music because I get keep the rights and cash.
“My immediate music career goals are to pursue and extend my talent overseas.”
Q&A
When will you launch your album?
I will be launching my album sometimes next year in June
What topics do your songs cover?
I write about everything as long as it’s reality and not fairy tales. I write about anything that I see or hear around me. My family and friends always hear something in my songs that’s about them and their life or somebody they know. I always get shouted at for it.
Why do you want to record and release your own music?
I get to keep the rights, keep the cash and make it (or don’t) on my own terms…
Did you write this song?
Yes, I did
Who are your musical influences?
For me I’d say Paulini Curuenavuli. I really admire how she goes about with her music career as a Fiji-born woman, making her way up to where she’s at now, and promoting our beautiful Island of Fiji.
What are your immediate music career goals?
My immediate career goal is to try and pursue and extend my talent abroad.



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