By Rowena Singh
“Fiji is a strong part of my existence,” says ghazal and Bollywood singer Kavita Kalyan.
Kalyan is Australian born, but with strong family ties that take her back to Fiji, and her extended family in Suva regularly.
“Despite living in Australia, I have always identified as being Fijian. Furthermore, my parents’ heavy involvement in the Fijian-India communities of Melbourne ensured that my knowledge of Fiji-Indian culture never seemed very far away.”
Australians have really embraced Bollywood music as a unique and fun addition to their birthday and Christmas parties, she says, noting that this has given her the opportunity to spread the music style . . .