17 February 2019 – Christian and Austin Malietoa Brown from Klapa Samoana have performed for the first time for the Croatian community in America last night.
The duo, who went viral in Croatia last summer after singing ‘Nije u šoldima sve’ during the football World Cup, played at the Croatian American Club in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night.
The Croatian American Club in Phoenix was founded in 1954 and on Saturday night the Kiwi-Samoan brothers delighted the good crowd which turned out by singing traditional and current popular Croatian songs.
“They performed a rousing rendition of the Croatian and American National Anthem followed by Kraljice Hrvata. They also preformed at the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix, Arizona. They sang a sensational version of O Sole Mio. They also recorded a fusion version of Oliver’s hit “Moj lipi anđele”, singing half of the song in Samoan and half in Croatian at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon,” Rick Tomljenović from the Croatian American Club said.
Christian and Austin toured Croatia last summer, performing in Zagreb, and a number of places on the coast. They also played in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra in Australia. Next week they will perform in New York and Chicago.