Friday Night Fundraiser slated for musician Harry Miller
The recently re-established Samoa Musicians Association (SMA) — which held a wonderful and well- attended showcase with its many accomplished members at Sadie’s by the Sea on Valentine’s Day — has wasted no time putting their collective talents to work once again.
This time, they have a cause and a mission: When they learned that one of their own, iconic musician Harry Miller had been taken to New Zealand to battle cancer, they did what good friends do, they rallied to help.
President of the SMA, Malakai Lavata’i, with the dedicated help of Chande Lutu-Drabble and others, has circulated emails and invitations island-wide to let everyone know that Harry, his wife Monica, and their family will not be forgotten in this ordeal.
To help defray costs of travel, chemotherapy and all the associated financial strains of catastrophic illness, the members of the musicians group will be holding a fundraiser for Harry Miller this Friday, March 15 at Ta’alolo Lodge & Golf Resort in Iliilli.
Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., tickets for drinks are being pre-sold at $2 per ticket and also will be available at the door. Please call Chande Lutu-Drabble at 733-5150 or 699-7201 for advance tickets. If anyone wishes to contribute directly to Harry by check, they are encouraged to do so that evening.
To find out what you can do to help, or donate, please call Chande at the above phone numbers. According to Chande, many people have already stepped forward to offer their help, which shows what this island is all about. She told Samoa News, “All the island’s musicians will be gathered under one roof to sing and play their hearts out for their friend.”
The SMA encourages everyone to come out and join their cause. In advance of Friday’s show, they say… fa’afetai tele lava and may God bless you for your generosity.
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