Festival Producer and Music Manager
Junipers is... James Bakeo, Desmond Tabi, James Malengm Georges Vatu, Jeffrey Bakeo and Steward Ulas. Played at Fest'Napuan in 2009, 2010, Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival in 2011, and Oatom Festival (New Caledonia) in 2012.
Kalja Riddim Klan (KRK) is... Steeve Williams, Ben Charlie, Darren Wu, James Langdale, Paxton Beatz, Berry Jimmy, Monika & Mars Melto
SIMANGAVOLE perform the traditional yet powerful Maloya rhythm, the music of the slaves of Réunion island, a French territory located in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. Maloya is usually sung in Réunion Creole, traditionally with a purely percussion accompaniment. Maloya can be compared to the American music of the blues, often lyrically reflective speaking of the woes of life, slavery and poverty and is similar in its chant-response structure. Maloya also has links to Sega, the folk music of the Mascarene Islands which comprise Mauritus, Rodrigues, Seychelles and Réunion. Maloya was banned until the sixties because of its strong
The Kaumaakonga band is consist of young people from the most western Polynesian islands of Rennell and Bellona in the southern part of Solomon Islands. The band was formed in 2000 with hopes and aspirations to revive and promote the original chants and island rhythms of our culture which is deteriorating in this present age. The band was formed by group of young people who were victimized during the ethnic tension in the Solomon Islands in early 2000 and resulted in a massive number of unemployed youths in our communities (Rennell Beloona). The primary idea of forming this band was,