Hawaii-based music legend George “Fiji” Veikoso will team up with local R&B sensation, Aaradhna, and other well known artists to perform a fundraising concert for his cyclone stricken home country of Fiji.
The concert is being promoted by Danny "Brotha D" Leaosavaii of Dawn Raid Entertainment, organiser of the successful I Love Samoa Tsunami Relief concert at Vector Arena in Auckland which raised over $400,000 for Samoa in 2009.
“We are excited and very happy to see this important event going ahead on Saturday 21st May, despite initial delays confirming the Michael Fowler Centre.” says Leaosavaii.
“When disaster strikes in the Pacific we all want to help because we’re all connected by the Pacific ocean, and some of these stars like George Fiji Veikoso and Aaradhna have family connections in Fiji, so it’s a chance for them to use their talents to give back to the people,” he says.
Fijian community leader and Chairman of the Viti Weligitoni Community Association, Ratu Varani Komaisavai, says “Our community is very grateful to have so many well known Pacific music stars supporting this worthy cause to help rebuild Fiji”.
“The need for urgent ongoing humanitarian assistance still remains great in Fiji at this time. So we are touched by the tremendous support received from other Pacific communities around Wellington, some of whom have helped us organise this important event”, says Ratu Komaisavai.
Chairman of Churches Unite Collective, Andrew Perez, says “it is a great blessing for us to work in partnership with the Viti Weligitoni Association and the sponsors of this event to help restore the livelihoods of the people of Fiji”.
I Love Fiji Benefit Concert
Saturday May 21st: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Tickets via Ticketek from May 4th
General Admission $30 / Family pack $70 (2 Adults & 2 Children under 16) / VIP $80.