Taumako Culture in Motion: The History of Polynesian Voyagers of Duff Islands
Jan28

Taumako Culture in Motion: The History of Polynesian Voyagers of Duff Islands

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA AFTER 23 years of video documentation and 8 years of working on making the film under the Vaka Taumako Project, it is now on screen for the first time in Hawaii and the US and Canada. We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children is a two-part documentary film series on the navigational skill of the Polynesian voyagers of Taumako (Duff Islands) in Temotu Province, as they share their history, through story-telling, canoe...

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Solomon Islands the Jamaica in the Pacific: DJ Lopez
Jan24

Solomon Islands the Jamaica in the Pacific: DJ Lopez

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA INTERNATIONAL Booking and Touring Agent, DJ Victor Lopez dubbed Solomon Islands as Jamaica in the Pacific. Accompanied the Multiple Platinum Award Winner Iyaz into the country for his pacific tours, Lopez, who is not new to the Pacific music scene as he himself being out there producing music for various artists in the Pacific uttered this sentiment in a press conference held upon their arrival at the Pacific...

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IYAZ Keen on Collaborating with DMP
Jan24

IYAZ Keen on Collaborating with DMP

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE King of Island Pop Iyaz is keen on collaborating with the country’s very own Island Reggae Boy Band – Doorman’s Project (DMP). Speaking at a press conference with the local media upon arriving in Honiara, Keidran Jones (a.k.a.) Iyaz expressed his excitement to meet with them as he described them as Michael Jackson and the Jackson five but in the island form and said their music is pure. “Their music...

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‘Be the Voice for the Voiceless’
Jan09

‘Be the Voice for the Voiceless’

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA WHEN I was growing up as a kid, I was a very shy person but when it comes to music, it was easy to express myself through a song, Jamaican Reggae Artist Orville Thomas (a.k.a – Da’Ville) said during his recent visit to Honiara. Many in the Solomon Islands would know him through his hit songs in the mid-2000s, the likes of ‘Always on my mind, Can’t get over you’ just to name a few; while for others,...

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Da’Ville’s Manager Overwhelmed with Hospitality
Jan09

Da’Ville’s Manager Overwhelmed with Hospitality

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE cordial hospitality offered by the management and staff of Pacific Casino Hotel in Honiara towards the visiting reggae artist Da’Ville and his technical team was described by Da’Ville’s Manager, Garnett Newman as superb. Newman described that they have toured the world and lived in many fancy luxurious hotels but still Pacific Casino Hotel has done something they would never forget, and would forever...

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Another International Artist to Rock Honiara
Jan06

Another International Artist to Rock Honiara

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA AS Honiara residents are slowly settling in from the New Year’s Eve hype, and the Da’Ville countdown concert; here is another international touring artist that one would never want to miss out this month. The Multi-Platinum International Award Winning Artist Iyaz is set to perform in Honiara on January 24th at Pacific Casino Hotel, Sea Front in Honiara. DJ Victor Lopez, the International Booking Agent who is...

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