50 years of lyricist

Legendary Fijian composer Iliesa Baravilala with a wooden carving presented to him during his 50th anniversary celebration in Lautoka, last week. Beside him are other awards he has won over the years including the Order of Fiji medal the government awarded him in recognition of his massive contibution to music in Fiji. Picture: SITERI SAUVAKACOLO

SONGwriters never stop composing. Every moment, every breath, every heartbeat is another opportunity to worship the Creator, says iTaukei music icon Iliesa Baravilala. Last Saturday, the prolific composer marked 50 years of song-writing during a modest celebration at the Returned Service’s League Hotel in Lautoka. Master (as he is more fondly known) has written more […]

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