Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival 2016 opens in American Samoa, November Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 and closes in Samoa, Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 13
Featured Artists for 2016 Include:
Edwina Thorne (NZ), Tyrone Schwalger (Samoa), "Banned From The Sun" Band, Jonitta Fruean with 6th Sense Band and the Pinoy Band, Angie Afo & The Vibe, Blue Ocean Crew, Sons of Harry Miller Trio (Harry Miller Jnr, Paul Collins, Alfred Gray); The Samoana Strings Band (2Samoas), The Samoana Strings Serenaders, Ulale Pusi Ulale, Francis Leleua, Failauga Peke Anoa’i, Fetisone Fetisone, Malakai Lavata’i, Peta Si'ulepa (NZ/Samoa) and many more...
Artists appearing in Samoa only: Dayna Sanerivi (NZ) Sonny Southon (NZ), Mark Southon; Steve Southon (NZ), Michael Taimaniyaroi (Samoa/Fiji), the National University of Samoa Music students, the Poutasi String Band, the National Orchestra String Ensemble...
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2016 Programme in American Samoa
FRIDAY 4th of November, 2016
Sounds of Samoana - Ethnomusicology Forum
Exploring the journey of traditional as well as modern forms of Samoan music the Forum examines influences and impacts on Samoan music over time.
Faculty of Fine Arts - American Samoa Community College
9 am to 12 pm - Admission: Free
Contact: Kuki Tuiasosopo - Ethnomusicologist and Head of Fine Arts ASCC
Opening Gala Concert, The "Sounds of Jazz"
The Pago Pago Harbour is a treasure trove of rich history and stories - the US Pacific military base during WW11 - and the birthplace of Jazz in the Pacific.
Sadie's By the Sea overlooks one of the world's most famous and stunning harbors - the perfect setting for a magical evening - Live in Paradise!
Doors open 6:00 pm - Concert 7 pm-10:30 pm
On sale now! Limited Corporate tables $500 - Complimentary Tapas and Drinks.
Contact Ali'itama Sotoa or Vaito'a Hans Langkilde for more information.
General Admission: Tickets $20 - Door sales
Sadie's By The Sea - contact Fanua, 633-5900 ext. 512 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Front Desk
SATURDAY 5th of November, 2016
Sadie's By the Sea
12:00 - From Noon till 11 pm - We're Live!
“Young, Gifted & Jazz” - Noon – 3 pm - a showcase of Young, emerging and current music artists – Admission: Free
Happy Hour Live Jazz – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open to All festival goers - pre-pageant drinks for the Miss Flowers Pageant. Admission: Free
From 6:45 PM - Ticketed - $20
Jazz after Dark – 7 pm -11 pm
An evening of Live Jazz Music - from cool cruise tempo to Bossanova, Samba, Soul, Funk, R & B, Swing...and Siva...
Cool Jazz - 7 pm
Up the Tempo - 8 pm
“Ladies’ Night” – 9 pm – featuring the vocal sounds of our Ladies of Soul, R & B & Jazz
Dance away the night till closing time
SUNDAY 6th of November, 2016
Stop in at Paradise Restaurant and Pizza, open 6 am to 2 pm for Breakfast, traditional Sunday To'anai food and Pizza. Located in Pago Pago, near the Main Road on your way to Tisa's. *16 from your Bluesky phone, or 731-6020.
Tisa’s Barefoot Beach Bar - Jazz @ The Beach
"The Pacific's No.1 Beach Bar" - Lonely Planet
12:00 pm: Umu (Scrumptious traditional Samoan dishes) - Pre-book essential for Umu
Music from 2:00 pm
In this protected Marine Sanctuary, whites sands and a snorkelers delight - you can get up close with the Musos - this is the gig where they get to hang out with family and friends
2016 Programme in Samoa
FRIDAY 11 November, 2016
The hotel was named Tusitala - "Teller of Tales" - after Scotsman, Robert Louis Stevenson - author, poet, story-teller. Famous novels Treasure Island, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde he wrote in Samoa. RLS lies buried on our Mount Vaea. Our festival of Jazz & Arts in Samoa begins here...Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
Sounds of Samoana - Ethnomusicology Forum
Presentations & Panel - International and local speakers on the influences and impacts that have shaped Samoan music over time. Full program available here.
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel – Conference Fale
8:30 am Registration
9 am to 3 pm - Admission Free
Contact: Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin 685 7585289
Opening Concert - The "Sounds of Jazz"
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel - Poolside
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Showcase 7 pm - 10:30 pm
Admission: Tickets $30
Includes a complimentary drink on arrival, Chef's choice of Tapas throughout the evening and a great Music Showcase.
For more information contact Seumanutafa Alex
685 5295002 or Tanoa Tusitala Hotel Alex 685 - 21122
SATURDAY 12 November, 2016
Live at "The Edge" - Marina View
Afternoon to Midnight:
A menu of Live acts at "The Edge" allows you to enjoy the atmosphere and groove of 3 different venues - all in the one location - overlooking Apia's Marina and Harbour.
After 7 pm ticketed - $20
SUNDAY 13 November, 2016
Tiapapata Arts Centre - 8:30 am
“The ART of Conversation”
Brunch - Up close with some of Samoa's Artists sharing their journeys with the audience in the Tiapapata Art Gallery with spectacular views overlooking Apia and the Island of Upolu
(685) 75 19273
Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa
Noon to 5 pm - Jazz on the Beach
A Family Day Out
Head over the cross Island Road - take a right turn out to the stunning coastline of Si'umu to one of Samoa's luxury resorts boasting spectacular Samoan architecture and a botanical delight!
On the Beach Gig - the Musicians "chill out" and Jam session - where they mix and mingle the music and tempo in one of Samoa's well-known seaside resort locations.
Admission $20 I Children $5
(685) 25191 http://www.sinalei.com