Stage set Ready for the Islands II Concert
The stage is set for the Ready for the Islands II Concert scheduled to be held at the R.S.A. Club in Apia next Friday.
After a successful tour through the concert’s preceding event of the same name in September this year, the group of entertainers comprising disc jockeys and singers are looking forward to the next show.
One of the artists, Reter Retep Schuster with the stage name D.J Retep told the Samoa Observer in an interview that they are excited to return.
“DJ Retep, DJ Lamonnz, DJ TikelZ and the team are happy to bring back a second show for our people with a massive lineup,” he said.
Some of the well known Poly Samoan local artists include Avia Brothers, Mautoatasi Asuao, Esther Pisa Tulia and Tongan brother Konecs who’ll be performing for the first time in Samoa.
Konecs is excited that it will be his first performance in front of the Samoan audience and is looking forward to the show.
Mr. Boombullet, well known Samoan Youtuber and artist will be the host of the night.
Earlier in September, a group of overseas and locally-based Samoan DJs performed in Apia were able to display their skills in front of a home crowd, which complimented their music with its island flavour.
The concert comprised local and overseas DJs and was held at R.S.A.Nightclub, paying tribute to modern Samoan musical culture as part of the Teuila Festival. The performers in September included DJ Tikelz, DJ Retep, DJ Vino, and four local DJs, DJ Magic, DJ Cali, DJ YG and DJ Kayoz.
The only non-Samoan DJ in the group, DJ Tikelz from Sydney Australia, said this trip is his way of giving back to the Samoan communities who have supported his work in Australia.
“The majority of my fans are Samoan and it’s so inspiration of how the Samoan communities have helped me with my career so coming back to Samoa is to basically thank them for their love and support,” he said.
DJ Retep from Melbourne, who has been a DJ for 14 years, said he is excited with their journey as coming to Samoa was a dream come true.
“It’s the best feeling coming back to perform in front of your own people and we’re so grateful to be here and do what we love,” he said.
The team also acknowledged major sponsors for making the show possible: Enele Westerlund of Taula Beverages, Alexandra Mauli of the R.S.A. nightclub and Henry Mailo from Urbansound.