Friday, August 18, 2006
Rotumans open Choir competition
I went to the official ceremony in the Cakobau Park and it was slowly raining. Nausori was full of people from all parts of Fiji. The Rotuman community were the official guests they gave more than $333.000.00 soli.
The Fiji newspapers usually emphasize the financial aspects of the annual Methodist Conference but it is more than that - it's about celebration of the lotu, (church) identity, renewal of relationships with people from all over Fiji, as well as a competition about choirs and giving money in a very public way.
Doh Ray Me
Here are three singers from a Melbourne choir who sang in a previous year, dressed in their fine choir uniforms and holding a trophy, probably for giving the biggest soli. Dr Jovili Meo, Buadromo, and Peceli. The uniforms usually don't make it home, but are given away.