21 August, 2012

More Acts Announced for Raggamuffin Samoa

RAGGAMUFFIN SAMOA is shaping up to be huge with the announcement of an additional seven artists, plus Samoa’s top traditional Au Siva (dance group) and Siva Afi (fire dancers) performers, creating over eight hours of entertainment on Saturday 8 September!
 
Joining SPAWNBREEZIE, SAVAGE & SWISS, will be MONSTA G, PETER GUNZ, SAMMIELZ, JOE COFFEE, BEN VAI & THE YNOT BAND, OZKI BAND plus many more great local acts.
 
First up GOLD-selling California-based rapper MONSTA, well known in Samoa for his hit record ‘This Is Love’ (featuring Hawaiian Reggae Star J-Boog). The Samoan and Mexican MC's debut video was filmed on location in Samoa and has been viewed over 1.5 million times on Youtube.
 
Legendary Pacific Island DJ and  "Fresh Off The Boat" founder DJ PETER GUNZ needs no introduction, providing the hottest poly mix tapes in the Pacific for over 10 years. Peter Gunz will be introducing his Reggae protege  SAMMIELZ at Raggamuffin Samoa, a new star on the pacific reggae scene with his hit ‘Let The Riddim Run’.
 
Renowned Samoan singer BEN VAI has been a big influence on a lot of upcoming artists in Samoa and features on albums from the likes of Mr. Tee, Zipso, Victor Keil, and more. While he was the backing vocalist for FIJI for many years, he is an established and much loved artist in his own right. He’s brought the YNOT BAND back together for Raggamuffin Samoa so expect some on stage magic!
 
JOE COFFEE (aka Eddie Williams) is an up and coming New Zealand-based Samoan artist who has recently recorded a single called ‘For You’, a Pop/Reggae hit due for release in Samoa shortly. The single’s video, also filmed in Samoa, will be launched at the Riggamuffin Beach Party.
 
Rounding off the line-up are popular young Samoan group OZKI BAND, who recently released an EP in NZ. Their brother is in the great NZ band Brownhill, but they are making their own path back home and are a welcome addition to the bill.
 
The RIGGAMUFFIN BEACH PARTY will be held at the stunning Samoa Hideaway Beach Resort on the south coast of Upolu Island on Friday 7 September. Jump on a bus at Y Not Bar in Apia and trundle across the island to this idyllic secluded beach for a day of fun and games with the Riggamuffin paddlers. Your ticket includes the return bus transfer, food and all the music and activities on offer. A cash bar is available for you to purchase a range of alcoholic beverages or soft drinks. Chill out or join in the action at Samoa Hideaway Beach.
 
Raggamuffin and Riggamuffin Samoa are part of the country’s annual Teuila Festival - one of Samoa’s most celebrated annual events. In the true essence of Celebrating Samoa, this year’s Teuila Festival from 02-08th September is an extension of Samoa’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations. Visitors during this time will be able to enjoy a multitude of events including traditional arts, carving, dance and Fautasi (longboat) races.

RIGGAMUFFIN BEACH PARTY SCHEDULE:
Bus Transfers Depart YNOT Bar, APIA                                     9.00am – 10.00am
Bus Transfers Depart SAMOA HIDEAWAY BEACH                 3.00pm – 4.00pm
 
NB: The Samoan buses and roads are an experience too! We recommend bringing a nice fluffy towel to sit on for comfort.
 
ENTERTAINMENT:
MAI FM’s DJ Infrared                                                                 
OZKI Band, Joe Coffee plus special guest appearances from the Raggamuffin stars!
 
ACTIVITIES:
Samoa Hideaway Beach is perfect for swimming and snorkelling so don’t forget your togs!
PLUS….
• Fun races with Riggamuffin Paddlers – get a team together!
• Beach volleyball
• Eating! It’s not a Samoan event without food. Your ticket includes your lunch
• Drinking! Please note that drinks are NOT included in your ticket but they are pretty cheap.
It will be a cash bar.
 
So all you need to remember is TOWEL, TOGS and TALA. Easy.
 
Book your tickets now online at http://samoa.travel/raggamuffin
Or at any Pacific EZY Stores in NZ
 
STA Travel Packages
If you want to grab a great package deal, there are still some available at
http://www.statravel.co.nz/raggamuffin-samoa.htm

Samoa Tourism Authority & Jacman Entertainment Present
RAGGAMUFFIN SAMOA
SPAWNBREEZIE / SAVAGE / SWISS
MONSTA G / PETER GUNZ / BEN VAI & THE YNOT BAND
SAMMIELZ / OSKI BAND
Plus Much More
Saturday 8 September,
Funway Park, Matautu, APIA
Gates open 4pm
 
RIGGAMUFFIN SCHEDULE
Monday 3rd September – Opening, Kava Ceremony,  mid-distance marathon
Tuesday 4th September – V12 Sprint Races 500m  YNOT Bar / Apia Harbour
Thursday 6th September – V6 Sprint Races, 250m, 500m and 1500m /Rock Da Boat Cruise/Riggamuffin Pub Crawl
Friday 7th September – Beach Party and Fun Regatta, Samoa Hideaway Beach Resort
 
Registration details at
http://www.teuilafestival.com/other-events/riggamuffin-samoa-2012/
 
MEDIA ENQUIRIES INTERVIEWS: For further details please contact
Jackie Sanders +00 685 773 9977 or +649 834 4945
Jackie@jacman.co.nz