Music enthusiasts from the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) got the opportunity to hear an experienced musician on the importance of music history and originality during a seminar last week at the Niuleá building seminar room.

This seminar was about the making of music and musician in modern Samoa , which Ms. Courtney Savali Leiloa Andrew was the presenter.

Ms. Courtney Savali Leiloa Andrew is a PhD. candidate in Ethnomusicology at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

She is also a musician and musical director of Samoan and African American heritage from Seattle, Washington, USA.

Miss Andrews shared with music students of N.U.S the importance of knowing and understanding the history of music, in order to move forward in modern music.

She also challenged students about the importance of using the originality of songs and music from ancient times.

Miss Andrews hails from the villages of Amanave, Nua ma Seetaga in American Samoa, and Safotu Savaii.