Fiji’s original music competition, Domo Vou Talei, is on the hunt once again for Fiji’s next big star!
This year’s Competition, funded by the Australian High Commission and others, hopes to unearth and showcase the incredible talent of more aspiring musicians in Fiji.
In 2022, Domo Vou Talei launched the music careers of artists like rapper Ju Ben and rising Fijian singer Jay Tauleka.
Australia’s Chargé d’affaires in Fiji, Stuart Watts, said the outstanding performances and eclectic range of music that came out of the competition last year was a testament to the immense talent that Fijians have.
“The Australian High Commission is proud to support a platform that showcases that talent to a wider audience in Australia and the Pacific,” said Watts.
He added that the competition offers undiscovered artists and composers cash prizes, exposure, coaching by Fiji’s leading industry specialists and an opportunity to kick-start their careers in the performing arts industry.
Technical knowledge and expertise will be provided by the Fiji Performing Rights Association (FIPRA), Fijian classical vocalist Sunia Soko Loga, Hip Hop protégé Mr Grin (Dave Lavaki), Makare band member and sound engineer Phil Dakei and 2023 Triple FIPRA Music Awards winner Natalie Raikadroka.
Ten finalists from the Domo Vou Talei Music Competition will be featured at the Uprising Music Festival where the Westpac Grand Prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges.
Knox Entertainment Director, Inoke Kalounisiga (Knox) said Uprising Music Festival was honoured to provide the platform for the final performances.
“Young people and music enthusiasts need opportunities like Domo Vou Talei, spaces where they can share their talent and work,” he added.
Competition details can be found on the Fiji Village website: www.fijivillage.com/-domovoutalei