Saturday, July 21, 2007
Music in a Fijian home
This guitar gets played often - not always in tune, but when we have visitors it becomes the focal point for lots of sentimetal string band songs from the islands. It was a gift from a Geelong family when one of the sons died after a motorbike accident when Peceli had been a pastor to the family, so it's a special gift. We've had other guitars, ukeleles, even a drum kit in our household, but the precious one for me is a Beale piano. We had a piano when we lived in Rakiraki and even at Dilkusha when we lived at Shantiniwas but we left it behind in Dilkusha when we moved to Labasa to live on the cane farm. I wonder where it is now?