May 02, 2014
Che Fu an inspirational choice
The Pacific Music Awards Trust believes it’s on to a winner with its pick of Che Ness, better known as Che Fu, for a lifetime achievement award.
Trust spokersperson Petra Togi -Sa’ena says even though he’s not yet 40, the Niuean-Maori artist has an impressive catalogue of hits dating back to his first band Supergroove, which was formed with friends at Western Springs College.
There will be special tribute performances at the 10th Vodafone Pacific Music Awards on May 8.
"He’s probably one of the most inspirational people for that last 10-year period in terms of our Pacific artists. He’s inspirational for what he’s achieved. He’s a songwriter, he’s a great performer and vocalist, he’s recording, he does a bit of DJing, he does a bit of everything and I think having someone like that is inspirational for other artists," Ms Togi-Sa'ena says.
To mark the 10th anniversary, the Pacific Awards Music Trust is also releasing a CD, Village Radio, containing some of the top songs recorded over the past decade by Pacific artists including operatic trio Sole Mio, Bella Kalolo, Iva Lamkun, Ardijah and Nesian Mystic.
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