21 May 2016

Top Pacific artists come together for Fiji

11:10 am on 21 May 2016

One of the biggest names in island reggae is headlining a concert in New Zealand's capital today, with proceeds going to the victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji.

The Hawai'i based musician, George 'Fiji' Veikoso, will perform many of his hits like Sosefina, Hey Girl and Sweet Darlin in Wellington.

The event comes after a community association and church group approached Danny "Brotha D" Leaosavaii of Dawn Raid Entertainment.

Mr Leaosavaii organised a similar relief show after the 2009 tsunami in Samoa which raised over US$270,000.

He said Fiji R'n'B songstress Aaradhna, Wellington group Tomorrow People and other muscians are performing without appearance fees.

"They're giving their time for this great cause. Fiji traveled from Hawai'i to be here so he could be a part of this and put his name to it, as the headliner, and Aaradhna and Tomorrow People."

"That draws the people and we just wanted to show that they can get a good quality show and at the same time we're giving to a great cause. Our Pacific cousins need a hand and that's what we are here for," he said.

Artists performing at Fiji benefit concert.

Artists performing at Fiji benefit concert. Photo: Supplied/Facebook