Vodafone across the Pacific in tune with Pacific Unite virtual Concert
Vodafone Fiji together with its operating companies across the Pacific from Samoa, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Cook Islands have come on board in full support of the United Nations Pacific Unite Concert, which will bring the Pacific family together as a show of solidarity. The concert is timely as it complements and reinforces Vodafone’s latest initiative “Go Local, Go Digital”, targeted primarily to support local businesses, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and of course, our local communities during these trying times.
“This concert is a great initiative and geared towards bringing the Pacific People together in solidarity, recognizing the fact, that we must work together to beat COVID-19. It’s also a show of appreciation for our hard-working essential workers and to an avenue to encourage everyone to play their part in adopting the new normal, so we can all continue to be safe,” said Mr Ronald Prasad, Vodafone Fiji’s acting CEO.
“We are excited to be the exclusive Telco partners to stream the Pacific Unite Concert across Vodafone’s operating companies in the Pacific regions where we operate. This partnership will see hundreds and thousands of viewers across the Pacific enjoy the region’s first-ever virtual concert. At a time when many are affected psychologically and anxious about the future, Music and art can also serve as therapy. We are committed to the cause with United Nations in supporting countries in the Pacific through a system-wide, multi-sectoral approach that aims to contain the spread of COVID-19 and effectively mitigate the devastating social and economic impacts caused by the virus,” added Mr Prasad.
Hosted by Aunty Tala from the Laughing Samoans, the virtual concert will feature performances from Jah Boy (Solomon Islands); Jay Hoad (Australia); Juny B (Kiribati); Justin Wellington (PNG), Kendal T (Palau), Mia Kami (Tonga), Nem & Talei (Fiji), Paulini (Australia), Poly Flavour (Samoa); Skillz (Fiji); Stan Antas (Vanuatu), Te Vaka (New Zealand); Tiki Taane (New Zealand), Tropikana Breeze (Tuvalu), Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu), Yosh (Vanuatu), UN Messenger of Peace Yo-Yo Ma (USA), and more.
The virtual concert will also include appearances from the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, the Fiji National Rugby Sevens Team, Oscar-winning actor and Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Forest Whitaker, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano, Miss Pacific Islands 2018-19 Leoshina Kariha, UNAIDS Pacific Goodwill Ambassador Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, celebrity chef Robert Oliver; The Royal Princess Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafileó Pilolevu Tuita of Tonga,Director of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Palau President Tommy Remengesau, and more.