Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


St Patrick’s Day – Fundraiser – Saturday 17th March

St Patrick’s Day – Fundraiser – Saturday 17th March 2018 - Oasis

The Chairman and Board of Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival – American Samoa (SJAFAS) are pleased to announce that 2018 is the BIG Year for us.

This year we mark 5 years as the annual and premiere Jazz Festival of 2Samoas - by celebrating the memory and contribution of Samoan Jazz singer Mavis Rivers (1929-1992) in the 2Samoas in the Pacific – and on the international Jazz stage..

Samoana Festival will host “The Ports of Paradise” – A Tribute to Mavis Rivers Concert series that celebrates the memory of legendary and internationally acclaimed Samoan Jazz singer Mavis River (1929-1992) and tells our contemporary jazz music story to the world. The concert series will kick off in Honolulu Auckland, Wellington and and then weave into the November Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival.

And, for the first time we will open the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival in Apia and finale in American Samoa ~ the Pacific’s birthplace of Jazz. This year is intended to take the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival to the international level where we sit as an international Jazz Festival and the premiere JAZZ festival destination in the Pacific Rim region!


Music Month of March kicks off with the first of several planned fundraisers throughout the year leading into the annual Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival –


Please let us know if you would like to support us by buying our Tickets;

For $15 you get:

A Cabaret line-up of American Samoa's top musicians including musicians from Samoa

Discounted drinks and Pupus

Meals and beverages available

An amazing time!

Please spread the word and come and join us!


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Preview: Your Heart Looks Like A Vagina By Dominic Hoey

Dominic Hoey’s one-man show Your Heart Looks Like a Vagina, is a dark comedy about the joys of living with autoimmune disease. This one man show will bring together Dominic Hoey’s long career as a performance poet and writer and the experimental theatre experience of Director Nisha Madhan.. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>


Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland