18 Sep 2006

American Samoa to look at promoting its musical talent

7:43 pm on 18 September 2006

There is a call in American Samoa for the government to set up a programme to promote the territory's musical talents, so they can be exported.

The governor, Togiola Tulafono, says he has received a request and will look into the idea.

The governor says the government has been focusing attention on the promotion of sporting talent because it brings scholarships and a lot of rewards for local students.

But he says little has historically been done to promote musical talent despite Samoans being famous for their good singing voices.