First captivating the hearts of her fans through pop group "Pacific Soul" followed by debut album “Sara-Jane””, her accolades include Best Pacific Artist (2005) NZ Pacific Music Awards, Best Pacific Album (2004) New Zealand Music Awards and Best Pacific Album (2004) Hawaiian Music Awards.
Having released three albums and featuring on numerous compilations, Sara-Jane is well versed in international travel sharing and educating about the Pacific Pop phenomenon. She is also a proficient Jazz vocalist with performances at the Sydney International Jazz festival, and the acclaimed Monterey Jazz Festival (USA).
As an entertainer, she defines quality and professionalism with performances in front of many dignitaries, sports personalities and government officials. A special highlight includes performing for international Hollywood celebrity THE ROCK (Dwayne Johnson) (07/04) and the World Expo's Samoa day in Shanghai, China (08/10).
In 2011 Sara-Jane released her first academic writing on the New Zealand Pacific Music awards (in the tertiary textbook ‘Home, Land and Sea Situating Music in Aotearoa’) which stemmed from her honours degree in Ethnomusicology researching the impacts of urban life for Pacific music and musicians in New Zealand. She also celebrated her admission to the bar as a solicitor of the high court of New Zealand.
Using her business and legal background, Sara Jane founded her own company specialising in music education, creative enterprise and project management. She also set up a sports management business alongside her husband whose background in law (tax, company), foreign affairs and youth development complimented her skill set. Elika Sports built and established formal partnerships with overseas sports companies in Australia, Japan, Europe, USA and South Africa and utilized her passion for employment law, negotiation, strategic planning and sponsorship/marketing.
In 2016 she was the headliner at the Pacific Festivals in Sydney and Brisbane (2016) and looks forward to sharing her signature sound in Hawaii 2017.
Sara Jane is currently focusing on utilizing her industry experience, legal training and unique professional skills to move into the area of Governance focusing on Diversity, Creative Enterprise, Pacific leadership and the Arts.
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