Music festival looks to raise Winston funds

By: Ravai Vafo'ou

 

Screen shot 2016-03-05 at 4.07.59 PMA large crowd turned up for the Rise Up Fiji appeal concert today.

The 10 hour music festival saw close to 40 bands come together at Sukuna Park.

The Rise Up Fiji appeal concert looked at raising funds to assist communities that were severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Organizers, the Fiji Performing Rights Association was happy with the support shown today.

“We so far we have been overwhelmed with people coming in. In fact when we came in at 8 o’clock there were already people on the ground. And as you can see there is quite a number of people out there and it’s just the way people being coming out and donating and it has been very touching. We are grateful that now we have all the line up that we were asking for in terms of the musicians that are ready to come and party,” said FPRA Events Coordinator, Seru Serevi.

FPRA is targeting to raise around $15,000.

For the performers, the concert was a great way in helping raise funds through music.

“I think it is very important to be very transparent. The proceeds from this drive will go towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Assistance Fund. Right now we have people from KPMG to look after the finance and we want to make sure every single cent collected goes to the right place which are the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston,” added Serevi.

“I’m juts happy that all the musicians are here. The local musicians giving a hand to the community and even the villages in all the islands that have been affected. So we are just thankful. All the musicians from Nadi and all here in Suva and the community here not affected in Suva who have come to help out,” said Makare lead singer, Semi Rova.

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