BY SAMIE WAIKORI
THE international gospel reggae band, Christafarai arrived in Auki town ahead of shows they will put on for local funs.
The 13 member band including Vanesa Quai from Vanuatu touched down from a transit flight from Honiara at Gwounaru airfield around 4:45pm on Tuesday.
Rep from the local organizing committee in Auki calling them “Friends of Christafarai” Mr Richard Misi said the band will perform two shows at APS field in Auki.
He said the shows are free of charge and their first show will be this evening at 6pm – 7pm and another show on the same time tomorrow.
Misi said local artists will also feature during these two shows as organized.
He said their programme for today will be a courtesy visit at the provincial government house, as they will meet with the caretaker acting premier and some of his executive members and HOD of Malaita provincial office.
Misi said the purpose of the visit was because Malaita provincial government valued their tour to Auki and protocol wise they’ll have time to meet with the band.
He said on Friday an educational talk was organized for interested local artists in and around Auki.
Misi said band members of Christafari will lead the educational talk to share their experiences on music and encourage local artists.
Adding that on Friday as well, one of their band members who is their pastor will hold mentoring talk with youth leaders in Auki and surrounding communities.
He said the band will leave Auki on Saturday morning to Honiara for their Honiara shows.