Summer wasn’t over at the Tanis residence last weekend in the Russett Bluff area of South Lakeside.
Jim and Jamie Tanis invited the whole neighbourhood over for a traditional Fijian lovo, or pit barbecue feast, and traditional Fijian music night on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Pastor Paul Lomavatu of Cariboo Community Church provided the culinary expertise, cooking beef, ham and other meat products underground “island style.”
Guests from around the neighbourhood brought potluck items.
Musicians for the event were the Bulamaibau family, visiting from Fiji. Ratu Bulamaibau played guitar and a variety of percussion instruments backed up by his son, Jale, on conga drums.
Jale also added some dramatic dance performances with his sisters Marama, Christine, Diso and Dikata who danced and sang traditional Fijian music, keeping guests at the event quite spellbound.