Vanuatu Daily News Digest | Wan Voes Kivhan Festival – Saturday!Posted: April 23, 2015
Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan artists unite and appeal through song
Over 30 local album recording artists including hotel entertainers, singers in church groups and choirs, and string-band vocalists came together over the weekend on Saturday 18th April at VBTC studio and pledged their support to help communities in worst hit areas throughout Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea province, by recording in the ‘Kivhan’ appeal song.
The artists responded positively to the organizers of the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan Festival after calling out to local musicians and artists to be part of the appeal via social media channels.
Kivhan Festival will happen on Saturday 9th May 2015, at the Saralana stage from 10.30am onwards. It will be a full day event with music performance from prime bands and groups in gospel, stringband, and contemporary pop/reggae.
The organizers of the festival confirm that the song is intended to also be an avenue whereby all local musicians come, record and perform together and continue to maintain the collaboration between artists purposely to write songs together as artists and promote the resilience of the people and the betterment of livelihoods especially after being hit by a natural disaster as well as socio economic downfalls.
The organizers sincerely thank Downside Music Production, Tropik Zounds studio, VBTC, Further Arts, and all the local artists for their support towards the recording of “Kivhan” and this week’s filming of the video clip.
We acknowledge the following artists (some photographed) for their support towards the song & cause for the event Prince Philip & Band, Arthur Knight, Susana Bakoto, Stan & the Earthforce, Eddie Willie Zaddock, Eddie Bulu Smol Faea, Aelan Man, Karina, Meto Garae A1, Max, Sina and Pedio of Family Roots, Apu Tio of Konseners, Blake, Ridley, and David of Vanuatu 4 & The Monuments, Jerry Brown of Dropvicul, Rebecca Olul, Groovy Banana, Jacky Simon & Allan Tommy of Aimos Groove & Navataparop Youths, Rachel Kalmet, Jean Baptise Carlo of Black Revolutions, John Thomas of Krosrod, Vanessa Quai, Matthew Hardwick Nawareke, Milly Dhamz, Fanny Philip of Tokosanmawia, Matilda Cacau of AOG Youths, Joe Nare Mete, Georges Cumbo for Fred et les Ogres, Tim Teo Kalmet, Arno Robert of Young Life, Benson Nakou of Tropik Zounds, James Langdale, JP Nalei, Christof Crowby, Sarah Doyle, Mark Taiki Local Remedy, Bobby Sing Tujah, Janet Barako, Darrell Tangalobani, Christine and Denelly Charlie, Roy and Alick Garae, Naio & Z1 Band, Dimitri Kuatonga, and Alcina Charlie.
Vocalists or musicians in contemporary pop bands, church groups or choirs, as well as string-bands who want to perform or participate in the Kivhan festival can call the festival bands and program coordinator Bobby Shing on mobile 7715547 to register.