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Traditional Samoan Band to Perform at Arts & Lectures Event

The third fall Arts & Lectures event will feature FAIVA, a traditional Samoan band made up of lifelong musicians Grant Muagututi’a, Vaea A’etonu and Tinifuloa Grey. 

Don’t miss an exciting evening of traditional Samoan music played with acoustic guitars, selo (upright bass) and ukulele, along with traditional Samoan percussion instruments that draw influence from the melodic storytelling traditions from throughout Polynesia. Fresh off the release of their debut album, “Faiva O Samoa,” the traditional musicians will fill the night with blissful harmonies and authentic music in this age of technology. Be ready to be immersed in the language, culture and musical arts of Samoa.

FAIVA’s goal is “to inspire others to embrace their own heritage and find unity through the power of music.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, CSUSM Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Equity in Action, and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty and Staff Association.

The event is at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the USU Ballroom. Reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website. 

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website


What: Arts & Lectures event “Faiva O Samoa: An Evening With FAIVA”

Who: FAIVA, a traditional Samoan band

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

Where: USU Ballroom 

Cost: Free for CSUSM students, faculty, staff and alumni; $5 for community members

TicketsRegister online 

InformationArts and Lectures website

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