On February 11th, four young lives were lost in a tragic car accident in Kern County, CA after attending the annual USA Rugby Sevens Tournament in Las Vegas, NV. They were on their way back home to Oakland, CA when their SUV crashed and 4 of them lost their lives. One was a member of the Urban Island group ValuFa, an upcoming band of family members known for their youth, creativity and talent. It was an unexpected loss for the Pacific Islander community and still resonates with many today. Since the passing of Malia Moa, David Moa, George Moa and Rachel Fisiiahi, Polynesian pop culture communities everywhere have rallied together to show their respect and love by honoring their lives.
Southern California promoters Reece Purcell, Tevita Suliafu and others produced the “ValuFa Benefit Concert” where proceeds would go to their families. Without hesitation, major Urban Island music artists like Common Kings, Ray Leger & Yung LB just to name a few, showcased their support
at the event.
Over 1,500 people also displayed their support and filled the Observatory in Orange County for the “ValuFA Benefit Concert” in the spirit of celebration. It was a positive and uplifting night to honor and show love to the families who lost their loved ones.
Please check out our media segment below!