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Paradise Gets A Soundtrack: Fiji Hosts International Jazz And Blues Fest

The 2011 International Jazz and Blues Festival lands in Port Denarau, Fiji this May.

Attending Musician Billy TK Jnr

With the International Jazz and Blues Festival making its mark in Fiji this year, it’s the perfect time to explore these breathtaking islands and enjoy exciting music from around the world. Riding the wave of success of last year’s music fest in Samoa, the 2011 event will run May 12-15 in Port Denarau, Fiji—just 20 minutes from the Nadi International Airport on the main island of Viti Levu. The four-day experience includes three days of world-class jazz, blues and soul music at a local retail center, followed by a final outdoor concert at the Denarau Golf Course.

More than 100 musicians from around the world will travel to Fiji for this epic festival. Among the international artists already confirmed are renowned musicians Billy TK Jnr (Kiwi guitar hero), Hammond Gamble (legendary bluesman), Tony Painting (UK blues guitarist), Phil Broadhurst (internationally acclaimed jazz pianist), LA crooner, Diana Harris and many others.  One ticket price—$120 NZD, $100 AUD or $150 FJD—gets you into all venues.

“We have everything at one great location—amazing restaurants, attractions, great accommodation and awesome music,” says festival director Billy Te Kahika.

For nearby accommodations visit here.

In celebration of the festival, Air Pacific, Fiji’s international airline, is now offering a 10 percent discounted fare to Nadi, Fiji.  To take advantage of this dollar-saving deal to the South Pacific, use the Air Pacific search panel to check for availability on your preferred travel dates. Ensure the “Jazz & Blues Discount” is selected so that they apply your 10% discount. You can only access this offer online.

Then there’s nothing left to do but enjoy “Music for the Soul in the Heart of Paradise.”

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