Think Pacific has a brand new expedition song, ‘Following Me’, written and recorded by the magnificent musical talent, Adam Wilson Hunter, at the Berry Street Studios in May 09. Having spent time teaching at a very rural primary school on the island of Vanua Levu in Fiji in 2004, Adam was perfectly placed to understand just how special the Fijian people and the “kaiviti life” can be. The song recognises the huge emotion of the journey that our teams will experience during their expeditions, as Adam commented:
“ In remembering my time in Fiji, the emotions evoked were really powerful. The lyrics are about excitement, nervousness and happiness, and the profound impression that travelling to Fiji will have upon the volunteers. When you are in Fiji it is impossible not to fall in love with the place, and just to smile. When writing the music for ‘Following Me’ I like to think that the rhythms will have the villagers and volunteers up on their feet dancing!”
With the development aims of Think Pacific’s projects being central to all our expeditions, Adam Wilson Hunter was quick to acknowledge just how passionate both Think Pacific and the volunteers are for the future. Adam said to us:
“The volunteer’s time in the village is spent working towards important goals and I like to think that as the drums build to the chorus, the song is reflecting that sense of challenge, ambition and achievement”
Life over in Fiji can have a real impact upon people, as Adam himself came to recognise living and teaching in a village in Wainunu. It was this experience of Fiji that made him the perfect man to craft our theme song. We are absolutely delighted with the results and we hope that ‘following me’ is the hit it deserves to be. You can watch our Expedition Video on the home page to hear the full version, and it will of course be playing on the bus as we pick our volunteers from the airport and begin their journey in Fiji!
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