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Kassav to rock Port Vila on October

Kassav to rock Port Vila on October
Kassav to rock Port Vila on October
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It is good news being announced on Wednesday 30 July by Paradise FM98 at the end of the music show of Katchafire Band from New Zealand at Korman Stadium.
It is a longtime dream for Ni-Vanuatu people who are fans of this popular zouk band from Guadeloupe.
Kassav’ already performed in New Caledonia several times and for its next trip organized to celebrate 40 years of its existence, VBTC (Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation) that manages Paradise FM98 saw it is the only opportunity to have it before the band goes to the French territory.
Before its show in Noumea scheduled for 11 October, the management of Paradise FM98 and VBTC entered to a deal with the organizers of this Pacific tour and managed to grab this only opportunity to have Kassav for its Vanuatu fans on 5 October.
An attempt has been made in 2006 for the group to come to Vanuatu during its tour to New Caledonia but due to a lack of sponsorship, people who wanted to organize the tour renounced to their initiative.
Kassav’ is a Carabbean band formed in Guadeloupe in 1979. The core members of the band are Jocelyne Béroard, Jacob Desvarieux, Jean-Phillipe Martély, Patrick St. Eloi, Jean-Claude Naimro, Claude Vamur and Georges Décimus. Kassav’ have issued twenty albums, with a further twelve albums by band members.
The band was formed by Pierre-Edouard Décimus (former musicians from the Les Vikings de Guadeloupe and Paris studio musician Jacob F, Desvarieux.