Samoa's jazz musicians gift music to local fans

By Fuimaono Lumepa Hald 13 May 2022, 12:40AM

Jazz musicians from the two Samoas are ready to enjoy a good jazz jamming session with the public at an impromptu Island jazz performance on Friday at the Sails Restaurant and Bar at Mulinu'u. 

In the past few weeks the dedicated group of local jazz artists have been rehearsing at one of their old stomping grounds at Sails. They were building up to an informal performance for local jazz enthusiasts two weeks ago, to commemorate the annual International Jazz Day on 30 April. 

On Friday the relaxed session will have a mix of local musicians and special visiting musicians from American Samoa. 

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the sultry jazz sounds of the popular 90's jazz group Shadze of Samoa, anchored by the popular local bass guitarist Afioga Funefe'ai Oliva Va'ai as well as other very well established musos. 

The American Samoa visiting artists include the legendary Master Ulale Pusi Ulale and Mr Tom Scanlan. 

The impromptu performance is free this evening from 5.30pm with no cover charge.  

It is a generous gesture from these brilliant sons and daughters of Samoa and is open to the  public or those who appreciate this genre of Island sounds. 

"However," as Seiuli Ian Black, the proprietor of Sails interjects gently, "as we know our people,  they always appreciate these acts of kindness and goodness of people's hearts.”

"I know that when our spirits and souls are moved so beautifully, our people will always likewise reward and give generously to our artists. It's going to be quite a treat.”

Seating will open from 5pm onwards on Friday afternoon at the Sails Restaurant and Bar at Mulinu'u

By Fuimaono Lumepa Hald 13 May 2022, 12:40AM
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