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Five Minutes with ... Vika and Linda Bull

We spend 5 minutes with Vika and Linda Bull, sisters of soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry

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Five Minutes with Vika and Linda Bull

William Shakespeare said, “there is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music”. Thoughts?

Music can get to you on a spiritual and emotional level. Like prayer, music, it can give you comfort. It is healing. It is cathartic. It is a release.

What small gesture from a fan has had the most impact on you?

When someone comes up to us on the street and simply says, “Thank you for your music and your voices”, it is very touching.

Has there been a time when you’ve given up hope or felt despair? What brought you back?

No. If we are having a hard time, we have very experienced parents who are 83 and 84, who have lived a little, that pull us together.

Do you have a life philosophy?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

You’re performing at Songs of Hope and Healing – a concert inspired by music, cultures and faiths from around the world. It is a benefit concert to raise funds to provide arts therapy for young people of refugee backgrounds. Why do you think music is so healing?

Music is healing because it is the international language. Doesn’t matter where you are from or what style of music it is, if it stirs something deep inside of you, it is healing.

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”– Maya Angelou. Where do you feel most at home?

Wherever our family is, is where we feel most at home. As long as they are around us, we feel safe and happy.

Photo: Tania Jovanovic


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