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Island calls for namesake movie star to visit

first_imgSource = Niue Island calls for namesake movie star to visitThe world’s biggest coral island – Niue, known widely as “The Rock of Polynesia” – has called out to its namesake from the movie business Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”).The message: Come and play the ukulele with us.Niue Tourism Chief Executive Felicity Bollen says the occasion will be Niue’s forthcoming, inaugural, four-day Ukulele Festival – “NiueKelele” – in October. “We may not be able to match the global film audience Dwayne got from his ukulele cameo in ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, but we can offer him the unique chance to play in front of an entire nation – I can guarantee it.“And playing ‘What a wonderful world’, as he did in the movie, would be the perfect choice – that’s us.”Felicity says Niue’s musicians, residents and visitors have gone online with a heart-felt YouTube plea for Johnson to visit the island during the Festival, which runs from 21-24 October this year and features ukulele workshops, concerts, special island activities and a Gala dinner. “Some of the best uke players in the Pacific will be here to share their talent with Dwayne – and maybe pick up some acting tips from him in return.”She says persuading the star to take time out from his busy schedule is a big call. “But maybe he’d like a South Pacific break; he is, after all, part-Samoan. And given his recent involvement in Disney’s new movie ‘Moana’, a uke’ holiday at Niue might be right up his alley. We’ll look after him!” Niuediscover more herelast_img read more