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Mavis Rivers

Mavis Rivers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a proclamation declaring next week as “Jazz in American Samoa Week” in celebration of the origins of Samoan jazz in American Samoa. According to the proclamation the origins of “Samoan jazz” lays with the  Rivers Family from Apia...
(left) Mavis Chloe Rivers (right) and her son, Grammy award winner La’auli Matt Catingub
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In just a few weeks, on November 9, 10 & 11 - the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival — American Samoa will pay tribute to Samoan international jazz singer Mavis Chloe Rivers (1929–1992). Jazz legend Frank Sinatra referred to Mavis Rivers as the “purest jazz voice he...