Vinaka Vakalevu Fiji

Thank you very much Fiji for the wonderful experiences we had…

I have compiled a few youtubes and slideshows that I relate to the time me and my family spent there.

First up a slide show I put together from a fantastic day we spent at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.  the Kaji Rugby and Netball Tournament  Western Division is held every year and kids come from as far as Savu Savu, Lautoka, Ba as well as all round Nadi.  Tom was in the under 12 Nadi side (spot the Kavalagi ).

Still on the subject of rugby the Flying Fijians are Huge, national hero’s even. The interim prime minister here said if it was down to him there would be a new public holiday declared (after their World Cup win 2007). At this stage I think this idea has been quietly down played. Anyway, on Fiji TV we have some great ads, in particular the fmf biscuits doing the fijian cibi(pronounced thimbi), which is a fijian meke (dance), pretty much an equivalent of the maori haka. See what you think.

A flurry of patriotic fervour insued after the 2006 coup,  this video played every night before the news.

 One of my favourite bands, Black Rose (Rosiloa) …… 

Local Hip hop artists Sammy G and Mr.Grinn take a look at the real streets of Suva..

to be continued ……

 

 

Author: Dorothy de Lautour

Dorothy graduated with a degree in Design and Visual Arts (Contemporary Craft - Jewellery) at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. She was selected as an exhibitor for Objectspace's "Best in Show - 2012" and has exhibited in Wellington for NZ Academy of Fine Arts and in Auckland at Lopdell House.

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