Port Denarau came alive last night with the sound of music.
It was the start of the 2011 Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Whether you were a natural born dancer, or had two left feet, if you were at the Port area, the encompassing bass beats and guitar riffs would have triggered the inner dancer in you.
Music-lovers flocked to Port Denarau to get a glimpse of or fully savour local and international artists.
Local band DeJavu performed in the ultimate stage experience at the Sheraton Fiji Resort.
Lead singer, Eni Kumar said the band had prepared well.
“We anticipate a good night, every night is supposed to be a good night and we fully look forward to the rest of it,” she said.
The three stages spread across the Port Denarau venue, namely the Fiji Water Stage, Coke family Stage and the Jazz stage, gave the entire area a healthy festive vibe.
Jazzing up the night were performances by artists like Riverhead Slide, Flaming Mudcats, 37PSI, Mahia Blackmore, Tony Painting, Chicane, Shari Puorto, The Desotos, Briar Rose, Robbie MacGregor, and our own local music heavy weights, DejaVu and Laisa Vulakoro, who came in straight after her judging responsibilities on the Vodafone MIC Show.
The festival will end on Sunday.
Fiji Sun – JESSAN DOTON