The National, Thursday 23rd August, 2012
A MUSICAL act from the Solomon Islands, Funky N Rushee, will be rocking Madang town for a worthy cause on Saturday. The one-night gig at the Coastwatchers Hotel is organised by the Poroman Network, a social networking site created to promote Papua New Guinea.
Organiser, Rex Sos said the performance by the Solomon Islands group concert was to raise money for the medical treatment of a teacher from the United States.
Sos said the woman had been teaching in Enga from 1990 to 1994 and had been diagnosed with liver cancer.
He said she was now bedridden in her home country.
Her former students and colleague teachers decided to organise the fundraising after they had contacted her through the internet and sent her herbal medicine from PNG.
He said interestingly, after having the PNG herbs, she was reported to be feeling significant change.
Sos said all proceeds from the concert would be used to pay for freight and other necessary documents to have the herbal medicine from PNG sent to the US.
Brothers Floyd and Royce Manata, who make up Funky N Rushee, have been rehearsing all week to take the stage in Madang and are sure to thrill the partygoers on Saturday.
The pair will be entertaining with hits from their first album, True Love and second album Love is Forever recorded with Studio Melanesia, as well as hits from their albums recorded under the guidance of DJ Ozlam.
Floyd said they would, in addition, be pumping out numbers from a new album they were working on.
This is the first-ever trip for the brothers out of Port Moresby to perform in other parts of the country and both are very excited.
“We love PNG, and since growing up here, it’s a wonderful opportunity to travel to Madang to promote our music and meet new friends and fans,” Floyd said.