Visiting American female musician Tenelle Christine Luafalemana says she feels at home here and appreciates the warm welcome she receives since here arrival here.
“I really enjoy the Solomon Islands since my arrival and looking forward to performing tomorrow,” said Tanelle who arrived on Tuesday and will perform a gig at Coral Seas tomorrow night and one in Noro.
Speaking to the media today, she expressed her happiness and spoke highly of the hospitality that she has received so far.
She says like many Pacific Islanders she’s happy to be home in the region.
Asked about Solomon Islands music, Tenelle praised our musicians describing them as amongst the leaders of music in the region especially reggae.
As a musician, Tenelle started her solo career as a popular regional performer on West Coast of the USA and in Oceania. She became internationally recognized after the release of her single “Flava” by Grammy nominated artist Meghan Trainor in 2013. The song quickly rose on the iTunes singles chart, even reaching the number 1 spot. Tenelle’s 2014 single “Get Some” was the most requested song on Honolulu’s contemporary hits station, KCCN-FM. Her debut album For the Lovers was released on 10 March 2017 and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
Tenelle has performed and collaborated with fellow Pacific Islander artists such as George ‘Fiji’ Veikoso, Drew Deezy, Adeaze, Anuhea, and Kimie. She has toured in the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, American Samoa, and Samoa.
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