Motherland artists wish to inspire
Famous international and local Samoan artists who will be performing in the historic Motherland concert this Saturday said their goal is not only to bring smiles to the faces of their people but to inspire aspiring young artists in the country.
Held at the Samoa Tourism Fale on Friday, a day before the concert, all participating artists acknowledged the country's support with regards to the tickets being sold out before the concert and encouraged everyone to come along and have a fun night out with their loved ones.
The purpose of the media conference was to acknowledge the support of the public and for all artists to officially introduce themselves a day before the concert.
The artists who will be performing comprise of Pacific Love Band, Rellek brown, Zipso, lani Alo, Tree, Mautoatasi and Matalena, HP Boyz, Lisi, Tomorrow People, DJ Noiz, Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown, Bina Butta, Savage, J Boogm Wayno, Fiji featuring DJ 651, DJ Tikelz, DJ Wreckah, DJ Kayoz and will be hosted by boxing great David Tua.
Meanwhile, all General Admission tickets have been sold out including VIP tickets however, the public is still advised to turn up to the gate and come through despite having no GA tickets which are free of charge.
The space capacity at Apia Park is 8,000 but the PacificCast management said they will still accept more people if they turn up given the high demand.
One of the artists, Fiji, who is of Samoan and Fijian ancestry told Samoa Observer in an interview that his goal is to inspire and promote Samoa through his music.
"My inspiration is my mother's oldest sister's husband, Paul Stevens also being raised in Hawaii and a lot of my usos there took care and fed me and really showed me brotherhood," he said.
"We're mostly Samoans, there's Tongans and Fijians as well but mostly Samoans. We couldn't live without music so I think it was very good idea to pursue and be serious about it so that's what started it."
Fiji is well known in Samoa for his cover of the "Taualaga a Solomona", a well known Samoan song which was a hit on social media with Samoans being inspired with his perfect pronunciation of the Samoan words as well as his voice.
Pacific Cast acknowledged their local sponsors, Samoa Tourism Authority, Eveni Curruthers, Vodafone Samoa, Taumesina, Vailima and all local businesses that have come out to help.
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