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III Kings

III Kings is a reggae and gospel group, hailing from the Solomon Islands.  In 2010 they won first place out of 120 entries from 14 countries across the Pacific in the Pacific Break competition.  Their winning rhythmically rich reggae track 'You Alone Me Magnify' became a popular hit throughout the Pacific.

Lead by vocalist, Chris Andris Tugumana, III Kings is a ten-piece roots and reggae inspired band from Honiara who have been playing together for about 7 years.   In an interview with ABC in 2010, Chris stated that they love playing live concerts and are fans of all music - especially reggae and gospel, and that the band has a strong spiritual foundation, which they use as a form of self-expression. The III King's are using their music to talk about the challenges facing their community.  

As part of their prize for the Pacific Break contest, they traveled to Vanuatu to perform at the Fest'Napuan Music Festival in Port Vila in October 20-24, 2010.

After performing at Fest' Napuan they started working with New Caledonian producer Alain LeCante on their first album (Testify), which was released in August 2011.

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