Okay. This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for ages, and I finally jumped into my egg chair, grabbed some mango juice and began this. There’s gonna be very little from me, more so just a bunch of videos that you need to see.
A few months back, I was going through a really heavy Moana phase. Like real heavy. So as you do, I turned to YouTube. Somehow, someone, somewhere, decided that I deserved blessings upon blessings that day, because I was gifted, the recommendation of the SAINTUPZ Performing Arts Trust YouTube channel, a New Zealand YouTube channel for this performing arts group.
Shivers. Honest to God, shivers. I’ve watched this video, at least, at least, a minimum of twenty-five times, and that’s not even me overreacting as usual. I’ve showed my entire family this video at least twice. It’s incredible, and I nearly cried the first time I ever watched it.
Please, warning you now, if you’re as much of a sucker as I am for harmonies, native island singing and gospel as heck vocals, grab some tissues.
There is zero audio engineering, editing or mixing. Literally a live video with a drum and a guitar. HOW??? Did you hear my girl Peachez? 13?
I wanna be like these kids when I grow up. Honest.
And then, they went to church and my whole life was changed by this gospel medley.
Now within SUPA there’s another group, Tone6. They’re the ones who usually sing the solos, smashing them all out of the park, and they do a couple of covers and performances as a group, which I appreciate. The next video is a cover of No Matter Where You Are, a song by Vine (rip) husband and wife, UsTheDuo.
Again. No editing. At all. These kids have more talent in their little finger than I do in my whole entire body.
One of my favourite gospel singers is Kirk Franklin, and Tone6 covered Imagine Me, and they do it so beautifully. It’s definitely one of Franklin’s harder songs to sing as a group, and these guys smash it, doing it complete justice. The amount of soul for such young kids is so incredible. It’s honestly magical listening to these kids sing, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that some of them are 13.
As well as group performances, there are definitely solo performances, some of which are astounding. Below are just a few of my favourites. These kids deserve so much more recognition than they are receiving.
Peachez Vetenubua // (my gal)
Aja Ruua // do you hear the hype??
Selevasio Tuima // saved him for last, because this kid is an angel.
Let me know what you all think in the comments below! I cannot wait to hear more from SUPA and Tone6!!