The CD is essentially a gospel CD and covers the following genres of music: Reggae, Jazz, Swing, Fijian Polotu and Vude. The CD is titled Giver of Joy by Vika and Friends and currently has nine (9) songs, seven (7) of which are original.
The other two are re-interpretations of Fijian songs/hymns, the first a traditional type of hymn singing called polotu and the other a more modern Fijian hymn.
The CD will be sold at 1,500 vatu and 50% of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Vanuatu Society for People with Disabilities.
Vika Melody Tuisawau is 11 years old and is currently a student of Grace Baptist school (year 6). She has been part of the worship team at International Christian Church, Port Vila since the age of 8.
She has also been taking vocal training from Vanuatu’s own Vanessa Quai for the last 3 years and has been influenced by her singing since she was two years old when she would play and listen every morning to Vanessa Quai’s DVDs.
Vika has been fortunate enough to perform at the 2015 and 2016 Zion Fest events as well as Christmas at the Park 2015.
The CD is being produced at Harvest Studios with Tito Quai as the producer/sound engineer; with the help of the Guillian, Baleilevuka and Daunakamakama families of International Christian Church, Port Vila.
Written by Lisa Macalister