FA'ASEGA GISA's CD debut a pleasant success.
Story and photos by Seli Moeai.
Family members, fans and friends gathered in the small Town of West Jordan to celebrate the CD debut of one of Samoa's newest uprising Star Artist, FA'ASEGA GISA. The packed room full of well wishers and supporters were treated to the best in dance music as ROBERT MOEAI and THE MIXED EMOTIONS rocked it out.
There were also Opener Acts for the evening, one of which was none other than the ever popular PERCY KELSALL. this veteran crooner wowed the crowd, setting the mood for the evening and the introduction of the nights Headliner.
All the people in the crowded room were visibly in awe amazement as Mr. FA'ASEGA GISA wowed the crowd with his gentle and expressive crooning.
People did a lot of dancing too. Everybody dispersed happily, and all gave affirmation to live harmoniously ever after.
Salt Lake City is gearing up for a busy weekend.
October 1, 2013
By Seli Moeai
It is the 183rd Semiannual General Conference weekend for the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" commonly spoken of as "Mormons". It is without a doubt all 14, 782, 473 members at some point this weekend, will be honing in to Salt Lake City, where the headquarters of the Church is located.
Millions out of the 29, 014 Congregations that speak 177 publicated languages will be watching or listening to Conference via television, radio, or satellite and Internet broadcasts. For video streams via Internet, go to conference.lds.org. for broadcasts in your areas go to, www.byutv.org.
Turn the leaf over and on the other side is the social and cultural events of the weekend. We have included some of the events that we know of or we were informed about.
The CCWS Alumni Association dance.
Stake Center at 12101 S and 700 W in Draper.
Omer Godinet and Pacific Groove Band will be playing.
The LIA and TUPOU IOSEFA LEIATAUA LESA family reunion is the buzz in Salt Lake City today. For more information, contact LITA SAGATO on facebook or contact us to connect you to her. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Samoans in Weber County join the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Story by Seli Moeai
Photos by Violeta Maea
Last weekend, Samoans residing in Weber Co. Utah, Joined the Administratives of the Avalon Care Center of Bountiful, in an organized Walk and Luau in behalf of the Alzheimer's Organization.
Since Weber County is the home of the Weber State University Wildcats, purple was the color of the day.
All those in attendance was treated to a Polynesian Floor Show, compliments of the Vaiola Ward Youth with their organizers, IAOKIMA and BETTY TALO. (Our apologies to the dance group and organizers, most of the photos were lost due to a power surge outage during transfer).
Samoans in Weber County according to VIOLETA MAEA, are dedicated to the fight for this worthy cause.
On behalf of the "Le Malae" administrators and staff, I wish to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all the supporters in their noble fight.
Midvale 2nd Samoan Ward holds successful Talent Show.
Story and photos by: Seli Moeai
September 21st, 2013
The City of Midvale nestles comfortably on the outskirts of Salt Lake County. It's abundance of creeks and grassy valley is what attracted the Pioneers that first settled here. With it's population of 27, 964, it is bordered by some bigger cities, namely, Sandy to the South, Cottonwood Heights to the East, Murray to the North and shares the Jordan River border with the city Of West Jordan to the west.
The area was initially called, East Jordan Ward and then later on was changed to Bingham Junction and again to Midvale for it's centrally located prosperous communities.
Fast forward now to 2013 on the eve of September 21st and let's enjoy the evening with Bishop KALOSI TONUMAIPE'A and his Midvale 2nd Samoan Ward Talent Show. Says Bishop TONUMAIPE'A, "we just wanted our families to do something fun and enjoy together and to help fellowship other members of our Ward".
If I were to give a synopsis of the talents at Midvale 2nd Ward. I would simply say, "Midvale 2nd has talent galore".
The MC for the show were Bro. and Sis. EUGENE HUNT. Bro. HUNT as most people know has celebrity status having been a member of the famous singing group, "The Jet's". Sis. MICHELLE HUNT, did an outstanding job and was the driving force behind the success of the entire program.
ROBERT MOEAI, leader of the band, "Mixed Emotions". assisted with the sounds and setups.
There were all different kinds of Talents involved.
A former Beauty Pageant Winner, Sis. MULU LOKENI VEGA. A former "Halau" dancer, Sis. Cidney Toutai (explained by the MC, Halau is Hawaiin dancers equivalence of professional dancers), "Beatboxing" expert, Bishop (not a typo) KALOSI TONUMAIPE'A.
A "Break Dancer" champ, Bishop (not a typo) GILBERT TAVITA. Front Man Singer, Bro. IEREMIA TEVAGA. There were numerous other musicians, instrumentalists, comedy acts, Cowboys, Polynesian dancers, etc. Due to the vast number of acts and photos taken, our editing department has deemed it necessary to compile the photos into a slide show and we'll caption as much information as we can include.