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Festival Promotes Local Musicians And Chefs

Musicians and local chefs showcased their talents during the 2018 Punjas Denarau Food, Wine and Music Festival at Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. Event  director Ellana Kalounisiga was overwhelmed by
08 Oct 2018 13:38
Festival Promotes Local Musicians And Chefs
Man of the moment ... Knox Kalounisiga (left) with his band during the Denarau Food and Wine Festival in Nadi on October 6, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Musicians and local chefs showcased their talents during the 2018 Punjas Denarau Food, Wine and Music Festival at Denarau Golf & Racquet Club.

Event  director Ellana Kalounisiga was overwhelmed by the support from the locals in Nadi on Saturday.

“We fed hundreds at the gate and we are absolutely happy to see  local patrons coming out in numbers to support the event along with the many tourists,”she said.

“The plan is to promote the festival so that we can expand the event in years to come.

“This will be an annual event, going forward.

“We have a five-year plan and it can only get bigger and better from here.”

The festival organisers commended the major sponsor Punjas for supporting local talents.

“We are absolutely grateful for Punjas as our major supporter this year. We couldn’t have done this event without their support,” Ms Kalounisiga said.

Members of festival committee were amazed by the skills showed by local chefs.

“The team from the Sheraton and the Westin were absolutely amazing along with other hotels represented at the event,” Ms Kalounisiga said.

“They showcased the amazing local chefs working in Nadi and they are doing the best they can.”

The festival included the promotion of local musicians and live music.

The nine live bands that performed on the day included Four Quarters, Acid Tone, Knox, Resonate, IB Brotherhood, Nem & Talei, Inside Out, DJ Christorite and Jay Hoad (solo).

“The artists were simply amazing and this is what the event is about,” Mrs Kalounisiga said.

“Promoting live music in Fiji. We have been blessed to have the Knox, Nem & Talei, and Inside Out

“We would like to thank everybody who came out and supported the event, especially the local gang from Nadi.  We re­a­l­ly appreciate their su­pport and look forward to see everyone next year.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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