Rosiloa

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Rosiloa
Also known as Black Rose
Origin Fiji
Genres World Music
Years active 1995 to present
Labels Mangrove Productions

Rosiloa (previously known as Black Rose) is a Fijian music band, currently signed by the New-Caledonian music label "Mangrove Productions".

After releasing several covers albums locally, they released their first original album, Voices of Nature, in 2000[1] and the single Raude. Raude is a mix between a traditional Fijian music form called "meke", and modern dance rhythms and sounds, brought in by David LE ROY, producer and co-founder of the 2001 French dance act Daddy DJ. Voices of Nature was followed by Black Rose's second album, Kila...?, in 2002. It was followed in 2005 by their first best-of album Rosiloa, which featured a new song, as well as unreleased remixes and video footage from the making of Kila...?. The bands latest effort is titled Ancient Pulse. It was released in 2009.

Discography[edit]

  • 2000 - Voices of Nature (album)
  • 2002 - Kila...? (album)
  • 2005 - Rosiloa (best-of album)
  • 2009 - Ancient Pulse (album)

Line Up[edit]

  • Timoci(Jim) Ratusila, from Ra, Vocals/Guitars
  • Peter Chong, from Tailevu, Keyboards/Hitek
  • Sirilo (Siri) and (Jo) Daurewa, from Narauyaba, Ra province, Drums/Vocals
  • Paulo (Pa) Daurewa, from Narauyaba, Ra, Guitars/Perc/Vocals
  • Apisai (Bis) Naulivou from Nanoko, Nadroga, Keyboards/ Vocals
  • Robert (Junior) Dass, from Naqau, Sigatoka, Bass Guitar
  • Seniyaro (Yaro) Matakiviwa, from Ra, Traditional Dancer/ Vocals
  • Ratu Joseva (Tugata) Banivalu, from Soso, Naceva, Kadavu, Meke/Dance/Vox
  • Peter Cahill from Aotearoa/Nadi, Tour Manager/Sound Engineer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com

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