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Pagoda concert to benefit Fiji cyclone victims

April 20th, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESSA man makes repairs to his home in RakiRaki, Fiji, on Feb. 24 after cyclone Winston ripped through the island nation.

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A man makes repairs to his home in RakiRaki, Fiji, on Feb. 24 after cyclone Winston ripped through the island nation.

Fiji residents were still dealing with the fallout from Cyclone Winston, which hit the tiny island nation in February as the most powerful storm in the Southern Hemisphere on record and killed 44 people.

In a show of solidarity and support, the University of Hawaii’s Pacific Islanders in the Arts, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UH-Manoa Political Science Department, East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program, Pan-Pacific Association and Hawaii’s Fijian community will host a benefit concert at the Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft Street, on Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Entertainment will be hosted by DJ-Dan with support from Taupou Productions and Sound System; additional bands and entertainers are invited to participate by contacting Dan at (202) 734-9364. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 general admission, $10 for students with valid ID. Call (808) 230-9843, (808) 469-5129 or (808) 491-8224 for more information.

In addition, a bank account has been opened at Bank of Hawaii to collect donations. Mention “Aloha Appeal for Fiji” when making a donation at any BOH branch and the money will be sent to the Fiji Red Cross Society to aid in relief efforts.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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