Students of the Fiji National University were also part of the International Jazz and Blues Festival which was held at Port Denarau in Nadi last week.
The 47 students who supported the Déjà Vu band were happy to be part of the festival since most of them studied music at the university.
Fiji National University head of department for music Waqavou Utonivesi said it was a great opportunity for the students to upgrade their learning experience in the field of music.
“It gives the students great exposure to the music industry,” she said.
“Learning it in class is not the same as them actually coming out and actually experiencing something like this,” she said.
“We, at the university, show our support for the students by introducing them to such events where they can upgrade their knowledge in the industry.
“During the night the students were performing with the Déjà Vu band and during the day they conducted music workshops at the Nadi campus.
“So they have something interesting to do during the day and later support the band in performing throughout the festival.”
Ms Utonivesi said the students were excited especially since jazz and blues was something that they only learned about in school.
The students also got the chance to hand out questionnaires to artists who were performing during the festival and get feedbacks on how jazz and blues first started and how it has evolved since then.
Fiji Sun – ANA MADIGIBULI