Katinas rally students at University

By Vatapuia Maiava 05 August 2016, 12:00AM

For many artists in the music industry; their released tracks always sound a million times better than their live performances.

But as the Katina brothers performed for the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) rally yesterday afternoon, their mesmerizing melodies proved the undeniable talents they processed.

The rally was aimed at ministering to the youths of Samoa and to give everyone a taste of what tonight’s performance in front of the Government building has install for everyone who wishes to attend.

The brothers believe that the gift that was given to them by God is powerful that they wish to share with everyone.

“We have heard it being said; music is a universal language,” James Katina told Samoa Observer.

“Which means that music has a way of bridging the gaps; music is also a vehicle that people use to make a statement.

“Whether it is the issue of gang violence, the issue of drug epidemic, any society issue; there’s something about music and something about artists or bands who uses that platform to be able to have a voice.”

Making the most of every opportunity given to them is what the five brother strive for.

“So we try to do the same thing; we’re not in every arena but whatever arena that God puts us in; whatever stage that we are blessed to perform on; we take full advantage of the opportunity to use our voice to proclaim our message,” James said.

“Now there’s a lot of messages in our music but there are also opportunities for us to just speak life; whether it is addressing issues that a lot of our youth is struggling with; there’s always a way to open up their hearts to be able to hear something that we have to say.”

According to James, music wasn’t enough to proclaim their message and the revelation came as they grew in the music industry.

“A long time ago when we realized that we were getting older; we understood that it’s not enough just to do music,” he said.

“Music is our passion but there has got to be more to our music and what is that more? It’s leaving something of substance to our young people.

“So hopefully we may not happen overnight but hopefully something that we say and something that we sing will plant a seed in someone’s life.”

By Vatapuia Maiava 05 August 2016, 12:00AM
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