ABC Radio Australia is adding a new program to its schedule, hosted by award-winning Samoan-Australian music journalist Sosefina Fuamoli. On The Record launches on ABC Radio Australia on Tuesday 4 July at 4pm in PNG. Check out more about the show here.
Fuamoli’s new show is set to make a big splash, interviewing the Pacific’s best music talent, and diving deep into their connection to music that has inspired them throughout their careers. Some of the Pacific’s most-loved artists will feature in the first episodes including Tiana Khasi, Sprigga Mek, Joji Malani, Sorong Samarai’s Airileke and Kirrah Amosa.
According to Fuamoli: “I love being able to go on a journey with musicians and performers – whether it be about their own music and journey or the music they adore. The best interviews are the ones that don’t feel like interviews at all, and that’s what I hope On The Record will be for my listeners and guests.”
Fuamoli continues: “It’s an open invitation to come in, hang out, and discover more about Pasifika artists who are creating in their homelands, away from their homelands and who are, most importantly, putting it on for their culture!”
Fuamoli is a music journalist, broadcaster and content producer who has guest hosted on Double J, appeared on ABC NEWS Breakfast as a music correspondent, and been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone Australia, NME Australia, Junkee, Time Out, The Big Issue, The Australian and Australian Music Vault. Fuamoli has also been a judge for the Australian Music Prize, APRA Music Awards, National Indigenous Music Awards, and the ARIA Awards and has won Best Live Music Journalist at the Australian National Live Music Awards.
ABC Radio Australia head Justine Kelly said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Sose Fuamoli to our line-up. She’s one of Australia’s best music journalists and a champion for Pacific artists and music. Her industry and music knowledge, her love for the Pacific and her warmth as an interviewer will bring something different to listeners, introducing them to new and old music that they’ll love.”
From 4 July, On The Record will be broadcast every Tuesday at 4:00 PNG time (4:00PM AEST, 6:00PM Fiji, 7:00PM Samoa)
It will be repeated Fridays 6:00PM PNG and Saturdays 10:00AM PNG time.
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