Rosita Vai

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The definition of a Pacific Soul Diva, singer-songwriter Rosita Vai has a resume that boasts a Tui Award for her Best Selling Single / Number One Hit All I Ask, a nomination for Best Female Artist at the Pacific Music Awards and Top 20 success on the New Zealand charts.


More recently the songstress from Wellington has expanded her skills to include musical theatre with her debut in SINARELLA in 2012, quickly followed by a 2013 season of Auckland Theatre Company’s rock comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Vai has spent the majority of 2014 globe-trotting as part of the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed THE FACTORY – a nod to Pacific migration in Aoteraroa during the 1960s and early 1970s. THE FACTORY performed to sell-out audiences including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Her vocal gifts have enabled her to collaborate with some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians, including Dame Malvina Major, Bella Kalolo and Aaradhna. With a deep sense of pride in her heritage, Vai combines her Pacific culture with her classical training and a fusion of soul, gospel and R&B to create music that a diverse audience can appreciate.