Vanuatu Life & Style

Issue 53 – November 2019

The eight edition of the Vanuatu DJ Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd of November at club Lit and the adjacent old BP wharf. For the last eight years, the show has been feauturing the Sound Tribe Krew, the original artists from the very first DJ festival and this year is no exception. As the festival grows from strenght every year, so does our fan base making it the biggest party of the year…More

Issue 52- October 2019

In the 21st Century, Vanuatu has
evolved in the art of music with
melodramatic improvements in
musical forms and styles.
Like a painting in an art gallery
which can lure you with its visual
exquisiteness is impartially
compared to a singer or performer
on stage ….. More

Issue 51 – September 2019

It’s that time again. The grooves are getting under way this week as Fest’Napuan returns for another memory-making week. This year’s festival features new faces and old, with musicians and singers from New Zealand, Australia, PNG, New Caledonia, Solomon islands and from all over Vanuatu… More

Issue 50 – August 2019

A record crowd turned out to this year’s Independence celebrations in downtown Port Vila. One veteran observer, who has quite literally seen them all, reported that this was the largest crowd since the first one in July 1980.  Stalls lined the entire showground was brisk as an estimated 5,000 people bought nibbles and juice – and later in the evening, other refreshments – under a perfectly sunny sky. More

Issue 49 – July 2019

One of the most influential festivals of the year, the Namatan Short Film Festival has reached its finale, taking to stage a series of originally made film entertainments throughout an evening under the stars which featured all production films enrolled this year… More

Issue 48 – June 2019

Decades after it was born as a courageous band of actors with—literally—nothing but one small bag of props to work with, Wan Smolbag theatre has become a creative powerhouse with a raft of entertaining, insightful and soul-building shows. This year opens with three big events: A new workshop production led by acclaimed British director Laurie Samson; a sprawling, energetic drama exploring the lives of Port Vila’s market vendors titled “ol Mama’; and a re-imagining of last year’s marquee production, ‘Heart Problem’… More