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VODAFONE PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS

CELEBRATING PACIFIC MUSIC

2014 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards
Thursday 8 May 2014
Doors Open: 7pm
Awards ceremony: 8pm

Vodafone Events Centre
770 Great South Road
(entry through Gate 3) 
Manukau 

 

The 2014 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were amazing.  Thank you to everyone that came along and congratulations to all of our finalists and winners. We are proud of your achievements and we wish you all the best for the coming year.   

 

Huge thanks go out to all the sponsors and supporters for the awards, especially our new naming rights sponsor Vodafone. 

All our guests were greeted to the Vodafone Events Centre by the solid sounds of the Creative Souls Project.  Then the ceremony began with the captivating welcome performance by Sau E Siva, lead by Troy Tu’ua.

 

Performances on the night included Southside collective Groovehouse featuring Giant Killa and Cydel. Kas Futialo delivered his signature Samoan hip-hop. Sammy J wowed the audience alongside Wellington reggae group BrownHill. Smashproof and Pieter T gave a beautiful acoustic rendition of their song “Survivor”.   Mark Vanilau captivated the audience with his song “Giant of the Sea”

 

Nominees for Flava Best Pacific International Artist Kalaga la made the trip New Caledonian group to give a soulful performance. The highlight of the evening was the tribute to the Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award winner Che Fu that included past and present members of his band The Krates, Che’s father Tigilau Ness, good friend and smooth crooner Awa, Moses Atiola and the powerhouse sisters Emily and Lavina Williams, Slave, Karl Steven from Super Groove, DJ Styla and P Money – joined by the high chief of Samoan Hip Hop and longtime friend King Kapisi, who created this amazing collective to pay tribute to Che.

 

The finale performance was by Pacific legends Ardijah, which brought the room to its feet and was an amazing way to close the night.

 

It was a true Pacific celebration and a fantastic tribute to Pacific music and the 10th year.  Thanks everyone!