Kashia, Salale and Koebi Faumui are a vocal group who've been singing and performing together for over eight years. Predominately raised and influenced by gospel and acapella music from a young age, all three have been classically trained in piano and also play guitar, bass, ukulele, trumpet, Cajon and drums.
The siblings developed their vocal ability to sing and harmonize through regular singing sessions around the guitar as toddlers under the musical influences of their Samoan father and Polish mother. Kashia says, “We do music because we love it. We’ve been doing music and singing since we’ve been little and we couldn’t think of anything else we’d rather be doing. We may not have the most amazing voices or the most gifted musicians you’ve heard, but we can promise you our best every time we sing.”
Having already performed at various conferences, corporate events and festivals with positive feedback, the group recorded and produced their first album “Seriously” which was released in November 2011. This was followed by a promotional tour of New Zealand and Australia with their album receiving airplay in both commercial and community radio with positive reviews from listeners. In 2012 the group continued to write record and produce with the culmination of the release of “Always searching” and “Learning how to fly.” Their fourth and fifth original albums “Expectations” and
“House of God” was released in the second half of 2013.
In 2014 the group released “The Acapella Project,” “The Gospel Collection” and “Gospel songs of Elvis” and in 2015 they released their sixth original album “Songs for Emma” highlighting the serious issue of child abuse in our institutions and wider community. This was followed with a promotional tour of Europe, China, New Zealand and Australia in the second half of the year. In 2016 they released their seventh original project about family love “Aiga Alofa” and due to the changes in their voices (puberty and adolescence) over the past 6 years; an acoustic album of their most requested songs titled “Revisited.” In December 2017 they released their ninth original album “Periphery” and a covers album "Live covers sessions" consisting of 25 of their most requested covers.
"Unknown" was released in December 2018 along with their second "Live covers sessions 2" project. In 2019 they released two singles, "What do I matter" and "It's Okay" and continued to tour & perform throughout Australia. Early in 2020 they'll tour Japan, UK, Norway, Sweden, USA, Hawaii & the second half of the year they'll be in Samoa & New Zealand.
What did I matter
The interim report from the Royal Commision into Aged Care was released a couple of weeks ago, it's difficult to put into words how one feels from reading it, appalled, disgusted, horrified, take your pick. In a society as affluent as ours we appear to care very little about our most vulnerable, our Children and our Elders. We've made this video as a reminder to ourselves the important roles our Elders play in our lives. Author Tia Walker states it well, “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Treatments are available, but only a third of people seek help from a health professional. Stigma, discrimination and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people. Mental illness is not a personal failure. In fact, if there is failure, it is to be found in the way we have responded to people with mental and brain disorders. This song is dedicated to those of us who continue to embrace the challenges of our minds.