The Reggae Faea Music campaign, organised by the Peer Educators Advocacy Group (PEA Group), has continued to gather strong support from several groups, individuals, music groups, and companies. The impact of this collective support ensured that the event staged at Fres wota Park was a success, and it’s clear that Reggae Faea has become bigger and better than its humble beginnings six years ago!
This year’s Reggae Faea crowd exceeded expectations, with thousands of people from all age groups attending. The Monkey Boys kick started the event with two of their famous comedy performances at around two o’clock in the afternoon before music bands delivered outstanding melodious performances filled with messages surrounding the theme of the event – Planem Gud Famli Blong Yu (Use Family Planning).
Statistics gathered by Reggae Faea Volunteers shows that over four thousand (4,000) people attended the event during different parts of the day and night. This figure shows that Reggae Faea has increased its music and community educational outreach to the public by almost one hundred percent compared to Reggae Faea 2015, with great thanks to due to major sponsors.
Thus, the Reggae Faea Organising Committee would to like acknowledge the sponsors, who are also partners in this music advocacy campaign, for their support and their confidence in Reggae Faea as a musical platform to promote and advocate for better health care and proper family planning.
The Reggae Faea Organising Committee acknowledges the sponsorship and support of major partners United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Family Planning NSW, Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA), Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Australian Government), IPPF, Molvatu Trading, the Department of Strategic Planning, Policy and Aid Coordination (Government of Vanuatu) and other committed partners and sponsors including:
Television blong Vanuatu
Honourable MP Kenneth Natapei
Honourable MP Ishmael Kalsakau
Honourable MP Ralph Regenvanu
Action Aid Australia
Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL)
Nouvelle Caledonie Volontaires
Computer & Network Services
Vanuatu National Youth Council
Port Vila Municipal Youth Council
Fres wota Yut
Musik Federesen Blong Vanuatu
16 Days of Activism Campaign
Further acknowledgements goes to this music groups for their interactive performances, namely; Tujah feat. Equalix, Milly Dham & Dub Chronicle, Marcel Melto, Dropvkal, Alcina & the Groove Gang, Koncerners, Confliction, Metoxide & the Riddim Box, Hoobz, Realistic, Krasrut Star feat. A1 and other artists, Professor (formerly known as Young Life), and Black Ghetto.
If anyone is interested to follow Reggae Faea updates go to the Reggae Faea page on Facebook and click the ‘Like’ button. Reggae Faea will soon publish its first e-publication called ‘Reggae Faea Lyricals’ to promote the messages contained in the music that was delivered by the performing artists of 2016.
Join us as we gear up for Reggae Faea 2017, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your Reggae Faea family.