Chai Comedy: Giving People a Laugh in the Face of Adversity
Jan30

Chai Comedy: Giving People a Laugh in the Face of Adversity

BY ALEX DADAMU NOTHING works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor and laughter lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you focused, and alert. This was the concept behind the formation of Chai Comedy, a four-member comedy group that is rapidly gaining popularity among locals. Meet Simon Manongi – pioneer/director (comedian), Denis Piku...

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After 21 years, the Famous Band Native Stoneage Tell Their Amazing Reggae Story
Dec23

After 21 years, the Famous Band Native Stoneage Tell Their Amazing Reggae Story

BY ALEX DADAMU SOLOMON TOURISM MEDIA REPORTER IN 1999, Mathaias, Olman Native Selwyn Salega, Tony Kedeau, Silas Suali, Rawcliff Saeni, Junior Casper Luiramo, Nickson Lani, Simon Ramoifai, Paul Sikwaae, and Quincy Sira, started a remarkable chapter in the history of reggae in Solomon Islands – with the first ever live concert by a band called The Native Stoneage at the heart of their home province in Alligegeo, Malaita province....

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SI Local Music Artist ‘Caro’ Needs Urgent Blood Donation
Nov16

SI Local Music Artist ‘Caro’ Needs Urgent Blood Donation

BY ALEX DADAMU BAND Horizon’s leading female vocalist and one of the country’s best female vocalist has been reported to be very ill and is in dire need of blood donation. According to Band Horizon’s Manager and Chairman of Honiara Bands Association (HBA) Benjamin Afuga, Caroline Isa popularly known as ‘Caro’ is currently admitted at the NRH’s medical ward and is really in need of blood. “This appeal goes out to all relatives, friends...

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Native Stoneage: ‘Politic Man’ Playlist Turns 20 Years Old
Nov04

Native Stoneage: ‘Politic Man’ Playlist Turns 20 Years Old

BY ALEX DADAMU ONE of the country’s very own famous reggae band Native Stoneage will be turning 20 years old this year, 2020. To many, the Native Stoneage band is a household name who made their mark in the international music scene in the early 90s with a mixture of reggae and roots reggae island blend. The band’s lyrics which focus on politics, poverty, and religion, have touched many both near and far with famous hit songs such as,...

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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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